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By Pope Saint John Paul II

ISBN-10: 0060845511

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Known as the Pilgrim Pope, a pope of the folks, John Paul II hooked up together with his flock from the top to the bottom. He used to be one in all history's so much liked popes between Catholics and non-Catholics alike, a guy whose indomitable spirit touched and taught us all. A 12 months with John Paul II showcases his most vital teachings in addition to his inspirational writings, in a regular devotional layout that would encourage readers and deepen their reflections and meditations. With a foreword by way of Cardinal William W. Baum, head of the Holy See's significant penal complex and previous archbishop of Washington DC, an creation via Bishop William Murphy, and a relocating eulogy composed for the pope's funeral by means of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), A yr with John Paul II will take readers on a year-long non secular trip with this deeply non secular and encouraging guy. Karol Wojyla used to be born on might 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He survived the Nazi career in the course of global warfare II and used to be ordained to the priesthood in 1946. He was once appointed archbishop of Krakow through Pope Paul VI. On October sixteen, 1978, he ascended to the papacy, taking the identify John Paul II. in the course of his papacy he greeted an predicted 16 million pilgrims on the Vatican's normal audiences. Pope John Paul II died in April 2005.

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January 1 R The Legacy of Pope John Paul II I express the most profound trust that, in spite of all my weakness, the Lord will grant me every grace necessary to face, in accordance with his will, any task, test, or suffering that he sees fit to ask of his servant during his life. I am also confident that he will never let me fail through some attitude I may have, words, deeds, or omissions in my obligations to this holy Petrine See. The Testament of Pope John Paul II, Undated Page 3 January 2 R You Are a Power All together you are an enormous power: the power of intelligences and consciences!

The sense of mission, renewed by the Second Vatican Council, was further promoted by Pope Paul VI. Hence the apostolic exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi, in which Pope Paul spoke from the heart. I sought to continue along the same path, as my first document, Redemptor Hominis, can testify. In this mission, received from Christ, the Church must work tirelessly. She must be humble and courageous, like Christ himself and his apostles. If she encounters obstacles, if she is criticized in various ways—maybe accused of so-called proselytism or of trying to clericalize social life— she should not be discouraged.

19:4). Disciples came, then monasteries appeared, then a civilization grew around them—not only salvaging what was precious in the classical world, but opening as well an unimagined path into a new world. It was the sons and daughters of St. Benedict who reclaimed the land, who organized society, who preached the gospel as missionaries, who wrote the books as scholars, nurturing all that makes for a truly human life. It is astonishing to consider how much came from so little: “This is the Lord’s doing and a marvel in our eyes” (Ps.

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