St. Pope John Paul II

Meaning of Vocation

Meaning of Vocation
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The Meaning of Vocation: In the Words of John Paul II Over the years, the Holy Father has said much about The Meaning of Vocation and how Catholics should respond to God?s call ? but it has been scattered through dozens of addresses he has given all over the world. Now at last this compact compendium collects the Pope?s choicest remarks on God?s call and how you should strive to hear and obey Him. He helps you clarify what God is calling you to do, explains how and when God calls, and even helps parents face up to their children's vocations!

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9780933932999
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2016-04-30
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City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II's Krakow

City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II's Krakow
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"Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II, was a man whose life was the expression of a richly textured and multidimensional soul. The many layers of that soul took on their first, mature form in Kraków." - George Weigel

In this beautifully illustrated spiritual travelogue, New York Times bestselling author George Weigel leads readers through the historic streets of Kraków, Poland, introducing one of the world's great cities through the life of one of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time.

"To follow Karol Wojtyla through Kraków is to follow an itinerary of sanctity while learning the story of a city." Weigel writes. "Thus, in what follows, the story of Karol Wojtyla, St. John Paul II, and the story of Kraków are interwoven in a chronological pilgrimage through the life of a saint that reveals, at the same time, the dramatic history and majestic culture of a city where a boy grew into a man, priest, a bishop--and an apostle to the world."

With stunning photographs by Stephen Weigel and notes on the city's remarkable fabric by Carrie Gress, City of Saints offers an in-depth look at a man and a city that made an indelible impression on the life and thought of the Catholic Church and the 21st century world.

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9780553418903
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2015-10-27
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Crossing the Threshold of Hope

Crossing the Threshold of Hope
Pope John Paul II
$18.00
Fifteen years into his Papacy, and on the eve of the third millennium, Pope John Paul II goes to the heart of his personal beliefs and speaks with passion about the existence of God; about pain, suffering, and evil; about "salvation"; and about the relationship of Catholicism to other branches of the Christian faith. With the humility and generosity of spirit for which he is well known, John Paul speaks forthrightly to all people. (Religion--Roman Catholic)
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9780679765615
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1995-09-19
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Love and Responsibility (revised)

Love and Responsibility (revised)
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Drawing from his own pastoral experience as a priest and bishop before he became Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla has produced a remarkably eloquent and resourceful defense of Catholic tradition in the sphere of family life and sexual morality. He writes in the conviction that science--biology, psychology, sociology--can provide valuable information on particular aspects of relations between the sexes, but that a full understanding can be obtained only by study of the human person as a whole.

Central to his argument is the contrast between the personalistic and the utilitarian views of marriage and of sexual relations. The former views marriage as an interpersonal relationship, in which the well-being and self-realization of each partner are of overriding importance to the other. It is only within this framework that the full purpose of marriage can be realized. The alternative, utilitarian view, according to which a sexual partner is an object for use, holds no possibility of fulfillment and happiness. Wojtyla argues that divorce, artificial methods of birth control, adultery (pre-marital sex), and sexual perversions are all in various ways incompatible with the personalistic view of the sexual self-realization of the human person.

Perhaps the most striking feature of the book is that Wojtyla appeals throughout to ordinary, human experience, logically examined. He draws support for his views on the proper gratification of sexual needs, on birth control, and on other matters, from the findings of physiologists and psychologists. His conclusions coincide with the traditional teachings of the Church, which invoke scriptural authority. His approach ensures that non-Christians also can consider his arguments on their own merits.

"A courageous apologetic. In no other book does the Pope emerge more clearly as an independent thinker. This book is a high-minded rejoinder to the sexual revolution."
-- Kenneth Briggs, New York Times Book Review

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9780898704457
Publication Date: 
1994-08-01
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Love and Responsibility new translation

Love and Responsibility new translation
John Paul II
$24.95
Originally published in Polish in 1960, Love and Responsibility is Karol Wojtyla's groundbreaking book on human love. In this classic work, Wojtyla explains relationships between persons, especially concerning sexual ethics, in the perspective of the true meaning of love. Grzegorz Ignatik, a native Polish speaker, has translated the 2001 version of the text, which includes revisions made by Pope John Paul II himself of the original 1960 edition, providing helpful notes and defining key terms.
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9780819845580
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2013-04-01
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On the Eucharist

On the Eucharist
Pope John Paul II
$10.95

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Faith because the Blessed Sacrament is Christ himself, the full manifestation of his boundless love.

In this encyclical letter On the Eucharist, Pope John Paul II seeks to rekindle in the faithful the profound sense of amazement and gratitude that surrounds the Eucharist.

"In the humble signs of bread and wine, changed into his Body and Blood, Christ walks beside us as our strength and our food for the journey, and he enables us to become, for everyone, witnesses of hope," John Paul II writes. "The Church has received the Eucharist from Christ her Lord not as one gift -- however precious -- among so many others, but as the gift par excellence, for it is the gift of himself, of his Person in his sacred humanity, as well as the gift of his saving work."

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9781639661350
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2023-09-01
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Rule: St. John Paul II's Rule for a Joy-filled Marriage of Divine Love

Rule: St. John Paul II's Rule for a Joy-filled Marriage of Divine Love
Martin, Peter
$19.95

At the present moment, in the Church and in society, there is no more critical issue for us to address than the truth about marriage. Our world has presented us with an atmosphere in which the integrity of marriage has been under attack for decades.

In the midst of pressure from a secularized culture there comes a bright light of joyful hope from Theresa and Peter Martin: The Rule offers us the first English translation of Cardinal Wojtyla's Rule for a joy-filled marriage of divine love.

Theresa & Peter Martin have brilliantly taken a concise, six-point "Rule for Married Couple Groups" written by St. John Paul II and expounded upon it, using St. John Paul II's own words, to allow the reader to fully understand its meaning. The Rule gives you St. John Paul II's key to deepening spouses' conjugal spirituality and finding lasting Joy!

What is this Rule?

Why do we need it?

Could it really be the key we have been searching for-to help us get beyond the struggle and live a life of enduring joy in Christ?

JPII thinks so.

Theresa and Peter Martin guide the reader with their theological expertise as well as their lived experience. The Rule's main purpose is to live the truth of Humanae Vitae, which will build each couple's conjugal spirituality. Humanae Vitae is a pivotal point in cultural morality stating that God, and not man, is the author of life and human sexuality. Imagine the wellspring of renewal if more couples would truly live according to this very simple reality!

The Rule helps good couples become great through grace and would be the perfect addition to a marriage catechumenate! The Wojtyla Community & Institute (WCI) is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to further the mission of spreading St. John Paul II's Rule and helping spouses live it. (wojtylaci.com)

Engaging, endearing and passionate, this book opens a pathway to finding a joy-filled marriage of divine love!

Order your copy today!

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9780578395654
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2023-02-14
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St. John Paul II: Sermon in a Sentence

St. John Paul II: Sermon in a Sentence
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This handy little book contains hundreds of direct quotes and short sayings of St. John Paul II, arranged according to the Christian virtues and other spiritual topics, allowing the reader to encounter his thoughts about particular aspects of the Christian life in a more organized manner.
 
The first fifteen chapters are arranged under virtues corresponding to the classical Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary, making this ideal for anyone to use for daily spiritual reading and inspiration. Reading these sayings while reciting the Rosary is like praying it with St. John Paul II, joining both prayer and the study of his writings in one great journey of advancing all the more in holiness and the love of God.
 
St. John Paul II canonized more saints than all of his predecessors combined to show that holiness is for all of the faithful. He wrote 14 encylicals and hundreds of other documents to help the Church remain faithful to the doctrinal and moral teaching received from the Apostles.Canonized in 2014, Pope John Paul II’s speeches and writings continue to be one of the main sources from which Catholics today draw their knowledge of the faith. He is also venerated for his defense of the family and the unborn.
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Supreme Vocation of Women: According to St. John Paul II

Supreme Vocation of Women: According to St. John Paul II
Maleski, Melissa
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St. John Paul II propelled the Church into a new era of fruitful contemplation about the dignity and value of women, often reiterating how women -- specifically as women -- reveal the image of God in the world. But his final contribution to that topic may be his most profound. Just months before he passed into eternity, he summed up his decades of teaching on the topic: "To you, women, falls the task of being sentinels of the Invisible!"

In these eye-opening pages, author Melissa Maleski shows how this final bold admonition succinctly embodies the Catholic Church's entire, consistent vision of women as powerful, vital agents for good. Drawing not only on the works of John Paul II and on those of the Church Fathers but also on the example of scores of holy women in the Bible plus the Blessed Virgin Mary and the many female saints of the Church, these pages offer prof

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9781644130285
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2020-07-25
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Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul's Sermon at the Areopagus

Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul's Sermon at the Areopagus
Pope John Paul II
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Winner of a first-place award for English translation editions from The Catholic Media Association.

Teachings for an Unbelieving World is a newly discovered work written by St. John Paul II--then Archbishop Karol Wojtyla of Kraków--in the years just after Vatican II. He uses St. Paul's sermon to the people of Athens in Acts 17 as a framework for articulating the faith in a culture of skepticism and unbelief. These thirteen brief reflections provide compelling teaching for Catholics in today's post-Christian world and give fresh insight into JPII's pontificate. This is the first English-language publication of this important work.

St. John Paul II composed these thirteen reflections at a unique point of convergence in history--the closing of Vatican II in 1965 and the 1966 observance of one thousand years of Christianity in Poland.

Teachings for an Unbelieving World is an extended meditation on Acts 17 where Paul speaks to the cultural elite of Athens after he observed an altar of an unknown god in the city. Quoting from both the Bible and the documents of Vatican II, John Paul II draws timely wisdom from the apostle's mission to bring the truth of the Gospel to a worldly culture of sophistication and disbelief, one not unlike our own.

The future pope reveals Paul's memorable encounter as an enduring framework to boldly present the core truths of Catholic faith to those living under Poland's communist regime. In so doing, JPII demonstrates how relevant Paul's words are today and equips us to meet the challenges of proclaiming the faith in our times.

Teachings for an Unbelieving World affirms the continuity of Catholic faith about:

  • humanity's place in God's creation;
  • our search for meaning, truth, and freedom;
  • addressing a culture of unbelief;
  • the gift of redemption in Jesus Christ;
  • the grace of the Holy Spirit;
  • the role of the Church in the world;
  • the power of the Eucharist;
  • the redemptive and self-giving nature of human love; and
  • the importance of prayer.
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    Publication Date: 
    2022-05-27
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    Timeless Teachings of JPII

    Timeless Teachings of JPII
    Fagan, John E
    $19.95
    Originally published under title: The teachings of Pope John Paul II: summaries of papal documents: New York: Scepter Publishers, c2005.
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    9781594172557
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    2000-01-01
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    Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader

    Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader
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    For the 25th anniversary year of the historic document Humanae Vitae(1968), Janet Smith has gathered together twenty-one outstanding essays and articles by well-respected thinkers to provide the demonstration that Pope Paul VI was not simply correct, but prophetic. While this document is still widely neglected and misunderstood, the Church continues to proclaim that contraception is a moral evil and that the view of man, sexuality, and marriage that leads to the use of the Pill is not one that is compatible with human dignity, sexual responsibility and spousal love.

    Many are unaware that there have been energetic and persuasive worth defenses of this teaching. The general reader, as well as the ethicist and moral theologian, will find much here to stimulate his thinking on this issue. Contributors include William May, Paul Quay, Elizabeth Anscombe, Dietrich von Hildebrand, Carlo Caffara, Cormac Burke, Ralph McInerny, John Kippley, John Finnis and Janet Smith.

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    9780898704334
    Publication Date: 
    1993-07-21
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    Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II

    Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II
    Weigel, George
    $29.99

    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

    "A remarkable book. Weigel's biography is likely to remain the standard one-volume reference on John Paul II for many years to come." -- Pittsburg Post-Gazette

    ?"Fascinating. . . sheds light on the history of the twentieth century for everyone." --New York Times Book Review

    The definitive biography of Pope John Paul II that explores how influential he was on the world stage and in some of the most historic events of the twentieth century that can still be felt today

    Witness to Hope is the authoritative biography of one of the singular figures--some might argue the singular figure--of our time. With unprecedented cooperation from John Paul II and the people who knew and worked with him throughout his life, George Weigel offers a groundbreaking portrait of the Pope as a man, a thinker, and a leader whose religious convictions defined a new approach to world politics--and changed the course of history. As even his critics concede, John Paul II occupied a unique place on the world stage and put down intellectual markers that no one could ignore or avoid as humanity entered a new millennium fraught with possibility and danger.

    The Pope was a man of prodigious energy who played a crucial, yet insufficiently explored, role in some of the most momentous events of our time, including the collapse of European communism, the quest for peace in the Middle East, and the democratic transformation of Latin America. With an updated preface, this edition of Witness to Hope explains how this "man from a far country" did all of that, and much more--and what both his accomplishments and the unfinished business of his pontificate mean for the future of the Church and the world.

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    9780062996015
    Publication Date: 
    2020-03-03
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