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Overview In this moving collection of writings from his final year in this world, we hear John Paul II's voice again as he calls us to build a society that recognizes universal human rights, to listen to our neighbors' cry for help, to build bridges and to share in one another's gifts. Also included here is the beloved pontiff's "Spiritual Testament" in its entirety. "The light and strength of the Risen Christ shone out in the Church from that sort of 'last Mass' that Pope John Paul II celebrated in his agony, which culminated in the 'Amen' of a life entirely offered, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the world's salvation." Pope Benedict XVI This anthology of the pope's words calls all to holiness, urges the world not to be afraid, and emphasizes our obligation to stand up for human rights. Other themes in homilies, letters to priests, and addresses to youth, include the importance of the Eucharist and devotion to Mary as mainstays on the spiritual journey. This small book gives us an inside look at the "Spiritual Testament" of John Paul II, beginning with the 1979 version with updates through the year 2000. In the testament, the pope considers his life and work with love and humility "I thank everyone. I ask forgiveness of everyone. I also ask for prayers, so that God's mercy may prove greater than my own weakness and unworthiness." Opened to any page, this would be an inspiration for both individuals and small groups.
Publishers Description In this moving collection of writings from his final year in this world, we hear John Paul IIs voice again as he calls us to build a society that recognizes universal human rights, to listen to our neighbors cry for help, and to share in one anothers gifts. Also included here is the beloved pontiffs Spiritual Testament.
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Studio: New City Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.56" Width: 4.4" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Release Date Mar 7, 2006
Publisher NEW CITY PRESS
ISBN 1565482379 ISBN13 9781565482371
Availability 0 units.
More About John Paul II
John Paul II was elected to the papacy on October 16, 1978. He has written 13 encyclicals, 13 apostolic exhortations, 11 apostolic constitutions, 41 apostolic letters, and two books, Crossing the Threshold of Hope and Gift and Mystery: On the 50th Anniversary of My Priestly Ordination.
Paul II is the first non-Italian pope since 1523 and the first polish pope.
John Paul II was born in 1920 and died in 2005.
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