By Pope Saint John Paul II
Known as the Pilgrim Pope, a pope of the folk, John Paul II hooked up along with his flock from the top to the bottom. He used to be one in all history's such a lot loved 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 structure that would motivate readers and deepen their reflections and meditations. With a foreword via Cardinal William W. Baum, head of the Holy See's significant penal complex and previous archbishop of Washington DC, an advent by way of Bishop William Murphy, and a relocating eulogy composed for the pope's funeral by way 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 profession in the course of international warfare II and used to be ordained to the priesthood in 1946. He used to be appointed archbishop of Krakow via 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 anticipated 16 million pilgrims on the Vatican's common audiences. Pope John Paul II died in April 2005.
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We must face up to the fact that there are many of these in us and around us. Let us imagine some ordinary human situation we could meet with any day in our ofﬁce, home, or laboratory. One or more of these places may be dominated by an unpleasant atmosphere, an atmosphere of animosity, or at least insensitivity, an atmosphere that contaminates and in some way affects everything and everyone; and this atmosphere may exclude or marginalize some people. Today we often hear talk about broken or marginalized people.
Benedict lived in the dark times that came with the collapse of the Roman Empire. For many, disorder brought despair and the escapism, which despair always breeds. But Benedict’s response was different. ” (Rule, 58:7). There Benedict grasped the very core of biblical revelation, which begins with the original chaos described in the book of Genesis and comes to its summit in the light and glory of the Paschal Mystery. He learned that even in darkness and in emptiness we can ﬁnd the fullness of light and life.
Paul was already aware of this when he wrote to his disciple: “Proclaim the message, be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable, convince, rebuke and encourage with the utmost patience in teaching” (2 Tim. 4:2). St. ” (1 Cor. 9:16).
A Year with John Paul II: Daily Meditations from His Writings and Prayers by Pope Saint John Paul II