The Legacy of John Paul II: Images and Memories

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This is a glorious volume from Joseph Ratzinger,(now Pope Benedict XVI), who pays tribute to his predecessor, mentor and close friend, Pope John Paul II. As Cardinal Ratzinger he was the closest Vatican prelate to John Paul II, working together with him for almost 25 years in the Vatican. When John Paul died, the world saw Cardinal Ratzinger speak so beautifully and eloquently at the pope's funeral, then at the Mass preceeding the Papal Conclave. Soon afterwards, the College of Cardinals quickly elected ...
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Overview


This is a glorious volume from Joseph Ratzinger,(now Pope Benedict XVI), who pays tribute to his predecessor, mentor and close friend, Pope John Paul II. As Cardinal Ratzinger he was the closest Vatican prelate to John Paul II, working together with him for almost 25 years in the Vatican. When John Paul died, the world saw Cardinal Ratzinger speak so beautifully and eloquently at the pope's funeral, then at the Mass preceeding the Papal Conclave. Soon afterwards, the College of Cardinals quickly elected Ratzinger as John Paul's successor. This book unites these two great spiritual leaders in one powerful, deeply moving volume, complete with over 100 pages of truly inspiring, unique photos by Vatican photographer Giancarlo Giuliani (many never before published) of many striking and poignant moments of the pontificate of John Paul II as he traveled around the world. Ratzinger shares his many personal experiences and insights about this pontificate that changed the world. Illustrated.
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Publishers Weekly
Filled with images taken by photojournalist Giuliani, this tribute to the late Pope John Paul II is destined for display on well-appointed Catholic coffee tables. Accompanied by text from John Paul himself; the new pope, Benedict XVI; and Leonardo Zega of Famiglia Cristiana magazine, the book cycles through the late pontiff's 26-year reign, calling particular attention to his extensive travels, which are listed along with his encyclicals and a chronology of his life. The photographs showing John Paul embracing children and at worship are among the most powerful in the collection. Other captivating images include one of the pope looking like a tribal leader in fringed vestments as he emerges from an Indian tent during a 1987 visit to Canada, and another of him sporting a construction worker's hardhat on a 1988 trip to Bolivia. Giuliani's photographs, many of which are being published for the first time, also capture the late pontiff at work, in meetings with world leaders and in vulnerable moments like the 1981 attempt on his life. Pope Benedict's contribution comprises reflections written at the 10-year and 20-year marks of John Paul's papacy and the homily he delivered at the pope's funeral. John Paul's charismatic appeal should make this visual memoir popular among Catholic readers. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586171223
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 999,743
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

"Be not afraid" 7
John Paul II : twenty years in history 9
The encyclicals of Pope John Paul II : milestones along the twenty-six years of his pontificate 35
Chronology : the life of Karol Josef Wojtyla 38
Images of the pontificate : twenty years of the magazine Famiglia Cristina with John Paul II 49
The pastoral visits of the pilgrim Pope throughout the world 56
The later years 102
Funeral mass of Pope John Paul II : homily 111
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    moving tribute to pope john paul 2

    'legacy of of pope john paul 2' is a very inspirational book that was put together by pope benedict and the official photograher of the vatican. there are many color photos of pope john paul 2 many unseen for the first time in the book and this bestseller gives you a rare inside account of what its like to be with pope john paul 2 and I found it very intresting that pope benedict shared so many of his special memories with this holy father. I really learned alot from this special book it was most hard to put down. great gift idea for a friend or family member.

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