This handsome gift book features a daily one-page meditation drawn from the writings of Pope John Paul II on questions of faith and conscience. Each reflection is illustrated with a classic religious painting, photograph, or inspiring image from the Pope's life and ministry. Use it for personal devotions or give as a gift to commemorate a special occasion. Jacketed hardcover with ribbon marker.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 736 Vendor: Rizzoli Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 6.00 X 7.75 (inches) ISBN: 0847836703 ISBN-13: 9780847836703 Availability: In Stock
A handsome, accessible treasury containing the essential wisdom of Pope John Paul II on matters of life, faith, and conscience-one for each day of the year. This inspirational collection of meditations, reflections, and aphorisms is drawn from Pope John Paul IIs writings, both from his unpublished personal archives as well as from published works, including sermons given during pastoral visits, official interviews, Youth Day messages, and encyclicals. To be read singly, as part of daily devotions, or as a whole, these meditations will enhance and inspire faith, sure to be read again and again as a constant source of spiritual renewal. The meditations deal with themes closest to peoples daily lives: family, youth, faith, the elderly, children, forgiveness, life, death, illness, and much more. Each text is illustrated with an inspirational image. The images include reproductions of classic religious paintings and inspirational images as well as photographs from the Popes life and ministry. This handsome package makes a perfect gift or self-purchase.
Karol Wojtyla, born in Poland in May 1920, was elected Pope in October 1978, taking the name John Paul II. He died in Rome on April 1, 2005, after more than a quarter century in the pontificate. On May 1, 2011, Pope John Paul II was beatified, which is the last stage before his expected canonization.