St. Pope John Paul II

Meaning of Vocation

Meaning of Vocation
$3.99

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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100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World

100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World
Novecosky, Patrick
$16.95
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9781681926551
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2020-10-01
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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
Weigel, Stephen
$15.00

"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
Publication Date: 
1995-09-19
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Journal of a Soul: The Autobiography of Pope John XXIII

Journal of a Soul: The Autobiography of Pope John XXIII
Pope John XXIII
$19.95
No other pope of this century has aroused so much interest and universal affection throughout the world as has Pope John XXIII. Journal of a Soul is an inspiring reading experience that records this pope's thoughts and traces his spiritual development from adolescence to the seminary to a career as a priest, a European papal diplomat, Patriarch of Venice, and finally Pope John XXIII.

This Image Books edition features a biographical portrait of Pope John by his personal secretary, Monsignor Loris Capovilla. It also includes several of his most moving prayers, sixty brief thoughts and aphorisms, his "Rules for the Ascetic Life," many of his letters, even his last will and testament. Christians everywhere will welcome the reissue of "one of the most original, interesting, and inspiring revelations of intimate personal experiences ever written," which "ranks well with the classic spiritual autobiographies" (Critic).

Journal of a Soul, the first ever such work from a Roman pontiff, opens new windows onto the soul of the man himself.

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9780385497541
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1999-11-09
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Love and Responsibility (revised)

Love and Responsibility (revised)
$18.95
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.
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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
$29.95
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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Mary, God's Yes to Man: PJP II Encyclical Letter, Mother of the Redeemer

Mary, God's Yes to Man: PJP II Encyclical Letter, Mother of the Redeemer
Catholic Church
$10.95
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9780898702194
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1988-09-01
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Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century

Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century
Kengor, Paul
$29.95
Named a World magazine "Book of the Year"!

A Singular Bond That Changed History

Even as historians credit -Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders.

Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond--which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president--that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism.

Reagan and John Paul II almost didn't have the opportunity to forge this relationship: just six weeks apart in the spring of 1981, they took bullets from would-be assassins. But their strikingly similar near-death experiences brought them close together--to Moscow's dismay.

A Pope and a President is the product of years of research. Based on Kengor's tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, the book reveals:

  • The inside story on the 1982 meeting where the president and the pope confided their conviction that God had spared their lives for the purpose of defeating communism
  • Captivating new information on the attempt on John Paul II's life, including a -previously unreported secret CIA investigation--was Moscow behind the plot?
  • The many similarities and the spiritual bond between the pope and the president--and how Reagan privately spoke of the "DP" the Divine Plan to take down communism
  • New details about how the Protestant Reagan became intensely interested in the "secrets of Fátima," which date to the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fátima, Portugal, starting on May 13, 1917---sixty-four years to the day before John Paul II was shot
  • A startling insider account of how the USSR may have been set to invade the pope's native Poland in March 1981--only to pull back when news broke that Reagan had been shot
  • Nancy Reagan called John Paul II her husband's "closest friend"; Reagan himself told Polish visitors that the pope was his "best friend." When you read this book, you will understand why. As kindred spirits, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II united in pursuit of a supreme objective--and in doing so they changed history.

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    9781610171434
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    2017-05-01
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    Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves

    Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves
    Evert, Jason
    $21.95
    Discover the five great loves of St. John Paul II through remarkable unpublished stories on him from bishops, priests, students, Swiss Guards, and others. Mining through a mountain of papal resources, Jason Evert has uncovered these many gems, offering a treasure chest brimming with the jewels of the saint's life. After a brief overview of John Paul's life, Evert explores in depth his five great loves: Young People, Human Love, The Eucharist, Our Lady, The Cross. This work is intended to be catechetical, inspiring, and evangelical. By looking at what he loved and why, the goal is to help readers learn more about key aspects John Paul's life and teachings, including Theology of the Body, Divine Mercy, Total Consecration, Eucharistic adoration, and redemptive suffering. Woven throughout the book is an assortment of intriguing stories and facts that most Catholics don't know about the saint, such as:
  • How the communists actually selected him as archbishop
  • How a priest stabbed him in Fatima, yet he continued with the liturgy
  • How one of Osama Bin Laden's best men nearly murdered him in the Philippines
  • How he had conversations with the Virgin Mary
  • Rekindle your own faith by learning what captivated the heart of this great saint. Illustrated.
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    9780991375400
    Publication Date: 
    2014-04-01
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    Secret Life of John Paul II

    Secret Life of John Paul II
    Simoneschi, Marilu
    $21.95
    "I still remember the moment I first saw his open, jovial face, that one-of-a-kind smile, the lively and luminous eyes that seemed that they might be laughing even more.

    I should have understood already from that smile who he would truly become, what he would represent for me, for us, for everyone, for history."


    Blessed Pope John Paul II was an avid sportsman, a skilled skier, and a lover of the outdoors. That much is known.

    But the story of his secret trips to the mountains with a handful of his closest friends remains hidden. No longer.

    For the first time in English, join Lino Zani, John Paul's ski guide and friend, for a behind-the-scenes look at the Pope away from the Vatican.

    The Secret Life of Pope John Paul II is the story of the Pope as you've never seen him before, at play and prayer in his beloved mountains.
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    9781618904041
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    2012-09-05
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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
    $14.95
    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!"
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    9781644130285
    Publication Date: 
    2020-08-04
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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
    $20.00

    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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    9781594719851
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    2020-03-20
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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
    Publication Date: 
    2000-01-01
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    Way to Christ: Spiritual Exercises

    Way to Christ: Spiritual Exercises
    Pope Saint John Paul II
    $14.99
    This rich and practical book offers readers the unique opportunity of participating in a spiritual retreat given by Pope John Paul II.
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    9780060642167
    Publication Date: 
    1994-10-07
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    Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader

    Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader
    $27.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898704334
    Publication Date: 
    1993-06-01
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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
    $24.99

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

    Now, with an updated preface, the latest edition of 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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