THE GIFT OF SAINT JOHN PAUL II
By: Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Softcover - 284 pages A celebration of his enduring legacy. From the moment he appeared on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on the evening of his election, Pope John Paul II has captured the hearts of people around the world. This first-ever Polish pope-the first non-Italian to be elected in five hundred years-set the tone of his entire pontificate in his first homily by exhorting us to "Open wide the doors for Christ. Now as John Paul receives the title "Blessed", Cardinal Wuerl, known for his gift of teaching the faith, explores the spiritual and pastoral wealth of John Paul's teachings and writings as found in his encyclicals and apostolic exhortations. He unfolds these treasures and offers suggestions how we can apply them in our own lives.