A pope for 33 days, a priest for 43 years. Meet the man behind the smile.
For little more than a month in the late summer of 1978, Pope John Paul I captured the worlds attention. For more than four decades, Father and eventually Cardinal Albino Luciani inspired those who knew him well and loved him dearly.
The Smiling Pope presents the story of this humble man, from his birth in northern Italy in 1912 to the Vaticans accepting his cause for canonization (an initial step in the process of being declared a saint) in 2003.
Now, published for the first time in English, are his Words from the Heart, Pope John Paul Is insights and lessons on:Faith, hope, and loveNever losing heartPraying in the presence of Our Lord in the EucharistThe role of education in the familyBearing ones crosses and many more.
Size: 5 1/2" X 8" 253 Pp, paperback.