John Paul the Great (Hardcover)A distinguished list of Catholic writers present their unique insights on the extraordinary achievements of the 25 years of Pope John Paul II's pontificate. This prestigious group of writers make a strong case that this has not been merely an exceptional pontificate but one of the few epoch-making pontificates in Christian history.
This book establishes clearly that Pope John Paul II is not only an historical figure whose actions and personal qualities have effected one of the great turning points in human affairs, but he is also one of those rare beings who possesses the vision and intensity of focus that compel the authors to say not only that he is an exceptional pope, but something much more: that here, truly, is Joannes Paulus Magnus: John Paul the Great.
Far from being a reactionary, this has been a pope of startling originality and intellectual range, who has both led and inaugurated change as well as defended the tradition of the church. Besides his originality and his personal charisma, John Paul II has been a leader with great courage. "Be not afraid" were his first words in his inaugural sermon as pope, and that has been the watchword for his papacy. In both his younger, incredibly energetic years, or his older, more frail and suffering years, his personal courage shines out. A leader with an indomitable spirit, John Paul II has been a great warrior who has inspired in others the virtues of courage, faith, and perseverance.
Pope John Paul II (DVD)This epic film follows Karol Wojtyla's journey from his youth in Poland through his late days on the Chair of St. Peter. It explores his life behind the scenes: how he touched millions of people and changed the face of the Church and the world; how he defended the dignity of mankind. Jon Voight's powerful, Emmy-nominated performance as John Paul II was widely praised, as was Cary Elwes as the young Karol. Shot on location in Rome and Poland in close connection with the Vatican, this is the definitive epic film on the life of Pope John Paul II. Stars Jon Voight, Cary Elwes, Ben Gazzara, James Cromwell, and Christopher Lee. DVD includes many special features such as a sixteen-page collectors booklet with exclusive photos, interviews and more. Deleted and behind the scenes, the making of the movie and footage of the World Premiere screening at the Vatican with Pope Benedict XVI.
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