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Journal of a soul by Pope John XXIII

Journal of a soul

by Pope John XXIII

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Pope John;s personal journal comprises the bulk of the volume, but also included are long letters to his friends and family, many of his prayers and meditations, his last Will and Testament and an Appendix containing motes for his biography.
  StFrancisofAssisi | Sep 6, 2015 |
Very interesting book. It's fascinating to see how a holy man's mind works. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
  saintmarysaccden | Mar 21, 2013 |
A journal kept by one of the most revered men in our history from the time he entered the seminary until he died as Pope in 1963. A journal was kept in his early years; later it becomes more of a collection of his inspiring writings. This book also includes a number of prayers that he composed for different feats that he celebrated.

Now when I feel lost and alone, I can think of his writings and remember that he who we would think was always with God's favor, most of the time felt that he was never quite there. He was someone who shouldn't have felt sinful, but who felt terribly so and was always seeking to atone for his failings. He was a model to us all. ( )
  koalamom | Sep 3, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385497547, Paperback)

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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