Silence Transformed Into Life
In this moving collection of writings from his final year in this world, we hear John Paul II's voice again as he calls us to build a society that recognizes universal human rights, to listen to our neighbors' cry for help, to build bridges and to share in one another's gifts. Also included here is the beloved pontiff's Spiritual Testament in its entirety.
"The light and strength of the Risen Christ shone out in the Church from that sort of 'last Mass' that Pope John Paul II celebrated in his agony, which culminated in the 'Amen' of a life entirely offered, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the world’s salvation.”
Pope Benedict XVI
"This anthology of the pope’s words calls all to holiness, urges the world not to be afraid, and emphasizes our obligation to stand up for human rights. Other themes in homilies, letters to priests, and addresses to youth, include the importance of the Eucharist and devotion to Mary as mainstays on the spiritual journey. This small book gives us an inside look at the Spiritual Testament of John Paul II, beginning with the 1979 version with updates through the year 2000. In the testament, the pope considers his life and work with love and humility I thank everyone. I ask forgiveness of everyone. I also ask for prayers, so that Gods mercy may prove greater than my own weakness and unworthiness. Opened to any page, this would be an inspiration for both individuals and small groups.”
|Publication Date||Jan 31, 2006|
|Author||John Paul II|