By Pope Saint John Paul II
Known as the Pilgrim Pope, a pope of the folks, John Paul II attached together with his flock from the top to the bottom. He used to be considered one of history's so much liked 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 crucial teachings in addition to his inspirational writings, in an everyday devotional layout that might motivate readers and deepen their reflections and meditations. With a foreword through Cardinal William W. Baum, head of the Holy See's significant reformatory and previous archbishop of Washington DC, an creation through Bishop William Murphy, and a relocating eulogy composed for the pope's funeral via Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), A 12 months with John Paul II will take readers on a year-long religious trip with this deeply spiritual and encouraging guy. Karol Wojyla was once born on may possibly 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He survived the Nazi career in the course of global battle II and used to be ordained to the priesthood in 1946. He used to be appointed archbishop of Krakow by way of 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 basic audiences. Pope John Paul II died in April 2005.
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Message to Benedictine Abbots and Abbesses, General Assembly at the Vatican, September 23, 2004 18 January 17 R Listening to God’s Word The liturgy once again proposes for our meditation the Gospel episode of Jesus’s visit to the house of Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38–42). While Martha is totally taken up with household tasks, Mary is seated at the Master’s feet listening to his word. ” Listening to the word of God is the most important thing in our lives. Christ is always in our midst and desires to speak to our hearts.
It is the Spirit who impels us to proclaim the great works of God: “For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. ” (1 Cor. 9:16). In the name of the whole Church, I sense an urgent duty to repeat this cry of St. Paul. From the beginning of my pontiﬁcate I have chosen to travel to the ends of the earth in order to show this missionary concern. My direct contact with peoples who do not know Christ has convinced me of the urgency of missionary activity, a subject to which I am devoting the present encyclical.
In fact, the more we move about in the dark and unknown areas of human reality, the better we understand that it is in the more difﬁcult and disturbing situations that the dignity and grandeur of the human being emerges. The wounded humanity of the disabled challenges us to recognize, accept, and promote in each one of these brothers and sisters of ours the incomparable value of the human being created by God to be a son or a daughter in the Son. Discourse at the Vatican for the International Symposium on the Dignity and Rights of the Mentally Disabled Person, January 5, 2004 17 January 16 R Monasticism: A Natural Platform for Mutual Understanding God continues his work in you and with you in his own way, as Jesus foretold when speaking to his disciples: “In the world you have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
A Year with John Paul II: Daily Meditations from His Writings and Prayers by Pope Saint John Paul II