John XXIII: A Saint for the Modern World

by Lucinda Vardey

John XXIII: A Saint for the Modern World
Publication date: 2014-03-01
Number of pages: 48
ISBN: 9782896880140

A succinct, yet profoundly insightful, biography of Pope Saint John XXIII that invites us to consider his impact upon the Church.

Although often overshadowed by popes of recent memory, Pope Saint John XXIII’s mark upon the Church will be felt for generations to come. Born of humble beginnings and christened Angelo Giuseppe, he rose to become an advocate of peace, champion of justice and proponent of Church reform. Pope Saint John XXIII accomplished more in a few short years than what we could ever imagine doing in a lifetime.

Now, some forty years later, the Church celebrates the remarkable life and witness of Good Pope John. Discover in this brief biography the incredible story of Pope Saint John XXIII and grow in appreciation of the lessons his teaching offers to us today. Thoroughly engaging and deeply inspiring, this booklet offers much for us to reflect upon and challenges us to embrace Pope Saint John XXIII’s call to “cultivate a flourishing garden of life and to prepare for a glorious future.”

Lucinda Vardey is an acclaimed spiritual teacher and author of award-winning books on contemporary spirituality and writings of holy women. Her books include the compilation of the international bestseller, Mother Teresa's A Simple Path, an anthology of women's prayers The Flowering of the Soul, Traveling with the Saints in Italy: Contemporary Pilgrimages on Ancient Paths and, with her husband John Dalla Costa, Being Generous: The Art of Right Living. She is the Editor of Twelve Degrees of Silence (Novalis 2014).

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