A Year with John Paul II: Daily Meditations from His by Pope Saint John Paul II

By Pope Saint John Paul II

Referred to as the Pilgrim Pope, a pope of the folks, John Paul II attached along with his flock from the top to the bottom. He was once one in every of history's such a lot loved popes between Catholics and non-Catholics alike, a guy whose indomitable spirit touched and taught us all. A yr with John Paul II showcases his most crucial teachings in addition to his inspirational writings, in an everyday devotional layout that might motivate readers and deepen their reflections and meditations. With a foreword by means of Cardinal William W. Baum, head of the Holy See's significant reformatory and previous archbishop of Washington DC, an advent by means of Bishop William Murphy, and a relocating eulogy composed for the pope's funeral via Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), A 12 months with John Paul II will take readers on a year-long religious trip with this deeply non secular and encouraging guy. Karol Wojyla was once born on could 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He survived the Nazi profession in the course of global battle II and was once ordained to the priesthood in 1946. He used to be appointed archbishop of Krakow by way of 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 expected 16 million pilgrims on the Vatican's common audiences. Pope John Paul II died in April 2005.

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A Year with John Paul II: Daily Meditations from His Writings and Prayers

Referred to as the Pilgrim Pope, a pope of the folks, John Paul II attached along with his flock from the top to the bottom. He used to be certainly one of history's such a lot 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 crucial teachings in addition to his inspirational writings, in a regular devotional layout that may motivate readers and deepen their reflections and meditations.

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This means that the men and women of the twenty-first century will be called to a more developed sense of responsibility. First, their personal responsibility, in fostering a sense of duty and honest labor; corruption, organized crime, and passivity can never lead to a true and healthy democracy. But there must also be an equal sense of responsibility toward others: an attitude of concern for the poor, participation in structures of mutual assistance in the workplace and in the social sphere, respect for nature and the environment.

Then he hears a word in the silence; and thus he becomes the father of a civilization, the civilization born from contemplation, the civilization of love born from listening to the word that springs from the depths of the Trinity. Benedict became the word he heard, and slowly his voice “went forth through all the world” (Ps. 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.

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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