The Gift of Blessed John Paul II: A Celebration of His Enduring Legacy

The Gift of Blessed John Paul II: A Celebration of His Enduring Legacy

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by Cardinal Donald Wuerl
     
 

From the Moment He First Appeared on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on the evening of his election in October 1978, Pope John Paul II Captured the imagination and hearts of people around the world. In this book, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, explores the spiritual and pastoral wealth of Blessed John Paul's legacy as found in his encyclicals

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From the Moment He First Appeared on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on the evening of his election in October 1978, Pope John Paul II Captured the imagination and hearts of people around the world. In this book, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, explores the spiritual and pastoral wealth of Blessed John Paul's legacy as found in his encyclicals and post-synodal apostolic exhortations. Cardinal Wuerl, who is known for his gift of teaching the faith, presents the pope's writings in a clear and understandable way and shows us how we can apply these teachings to the challenges we face as Christians in the world today.

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ISBN-13:
9781593251956
Publisher:
Word Among Us Press, The
Publication date:
04/14/2011
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Gift of Blessed John Paul II: A Celebration of His Enduring Legacy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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mc76NYC More than 1 year ago
This book by Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. is a noteworthy contribution to the literature on Pope John Paul II. It gives an overview of many of the Encyclicals and Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortations of the late Pope. I would certainly recommend this book to those who might generally be interested in the Pope and, particularly, in his thought. But, given that Cardinal Wuerl makes the exception of including an Apostolic Letter (On the Most Holy Rosary) and an Apostolic Exhortation on St. Joseph not preceded by a synod, it seems strange to me that he would not include space for a reflection on the Apostolic Letter "Novo Millennio Inuente" (On the Beginning of the New Millennium), arguably one of the most important and referenced of John Paul's writings as it reflects on the Church's mission and identity in the third millennium. This absence detracts from an otherwise a good book.