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Overview He was known as the saint-making Pope and he reinvigorated the world's devotion to saints. Blessed John Paul II, himself a candidate for sainthood, left a treasury of ideals and hope for the future in these "examples of courage and coherence." He offered us these real lives lived in extraordinary ways as ones to identify with, aspire to, and ask for intercession. Organized from A to Z, each listing in this accurate, easy-to-use treasury includes the Holy Father's actual words from the canonization ceremony. The Bunsons, respected for their meticulous work on a variety of reference resources, have researched and added to their earlier work on this subject in order to bring you this complete volume covering the entire span of Blessed John Paul II's papacy.
Publishers Description He was known as the saint-making Pope, and he reinvigorated the world's devotion to saints. John Paul II, himself a candidate for sainthood, left a treasury of ideals and hope for the future in these "examples of courage and coherence." He offered us these real lives lived in extraordinary ways as ones to identify with, aspire to, and ask for intercession.
Organized from A to Z, many of the listings in this accurate, easy-to-use treasury include the Holy Father's actual words from the canonization ceremonies.
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Father Christopher Rengers, O.F.M. Cap. (1917 2010), entered the Capuchin Franciscan novitiate in 1936 and was ordained a priest in Washington, D.C., in 1942. He taught at St. Joseph College in Kansas before spending fifty years in parish work. He was also the author of The Youngest Prophet, Mary of the Americas, Words from the Cross, and They Played in Calvary s Drama.
Dr. Matthew E. Bunson, K.H.S., is a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, Ohio, and Senior Correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor. He is author or co-author of more than fifty books, including The Encyclopedia of Saints, The Encyclopedia of Catholic History, and Pope Francis, the first biography of Pope Francis in the English language. "
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Inspiration for living Mar 28, 2000
Pope John Paul II has beatified some 1,786 Saints during his pontificate, and will canonize another 150 in the Jubilee year. The number alone exceeds the number canonized by any other Pope in history, leading some to describe his pontificate as a "Saint factory." This book provides an exhaustive glimpse into that factory with the hagiographies of more than 300 canonized Saints and 700 beatified Saints. The book includes such inspiring biographies as Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla, the Italian wife, mother and doctor who unselfishly gave her life for her unborn child; the handsome, young, mountain climber Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati; and Mexican martyr Father Miguel Pro.
Having just completed one of the bloodiest centuries the world has ever seen, Pope John Paul II is trying to tell us something. These stories are examples of his vision for the Church. They provide inspiration that he knows we will need as we face the century ahead of us. Furthermore, the stories prove that anyone can become a Saint -our friends, neighbors, co-workers, children, and maybe even ourselves.