By George Weigel, Carrie Gress, Stephen Weigel
“Karol Wojtyła, Pope John Paul II, was once a guy whose existence used to be the expression of a richly textured and multidimensional soul. the various layers of that soul took on their first, mature shape in Kraków.” – George Weigel
In this fantastically illustrated non secular travelogue, New York occasions bestselling writer George Weigel leads readers during the historical streets of Kraków, Poland, introducing one of many world’s nice towns in the course of the lifetime of essentially the most influential Catholic leaders of all time.
“To persist with Karol Wojtyła via Kraków is to persist with an itinerary of sanctity whereas studying the tale of a city.” Weigel writes. “Thus, in what follows, the tale of Karol Wojtyła, St. John Paul II, and the tale of Kraków are interwoven in a chronological pilgrimage in the course of the lifetime of a saint that unearths, even as, the dramatic heritage and majestic tradition of a urban the place a boy grew right into a guy, priest, a bishop—and an apostle to the world.”
With wonderful images by means of Stephen Weigel and notes at the city’s notable cloth through Carrie Gress, City of Saints deals an in-depth examine a guy and a urban that made an indelible influence at the lifestyles and considered the Catholic Church and the twenty first century global.
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Prayer is real: God listens to us. When we pray, God comes into our lives. When we pray, God becomes present among us, and he works among us. Praying is a very important thing; it can change the world because it makes the power of God present. It is important to help each other by praying together at Mass, and praying together as families. In this way, prayer shows others how to be one with God. —BENEDICT XVI Dialogue with the Children of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood May 30, 2009 It is important to begin the day—and also to end the day—with a small prayer.
Help Catholics always to be trustworthy witnesses to love, always holding on to the rock of Peter on which the Church is built. Mother of China and all Asia, pray for us, now and forever. Amen! —BENEDICT XVI Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan World Day of Prayer for the Church in China May 24, 2008 God of our fathers, renew us in the faith which is our life and salvation; the hope which promises forgiveness and new beginnings; and the perfect love which makes our hearts pure, and opens them to love you and each of our brothers and sisters in you.
Give them the joy of celebrating it with thanks throughout their lives and the courage to announce it firmly. Guide them in building together with all people of good will the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the creator and lover of life. —JOHN PAUL II Evangelium Vitae, 105 March 25, 1995 O Mary, Mother of Mercy, watch over all people, so that the cross of Christ may not be emptied of its power. Guide us, so we do not wander away from the path of goodness or become blind to sin.