The Way to Christ: Spiritual Exercises

The Way to Christ Spiritual Exercises The Writings of One of the World s Greatest Religious Leaders on the Most Important Spiritual Issues of Our Time The Way to Christ offers a unique opportunity to experience inspiring sermons Pope John

  • Title: The Way to Christ: Spiritual Exercises
  • Author: John Paul II
  • ISBN: 9780060642167
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Writings of One of the World s Greatest Religious Leaders on the Most Important Spiritual Issues of Our Time.The Way to Christ offers a unique opportunity to experience inspiring sermons Pope John Paul II preached during spiritual retreats he led while he was still a cardinal In them he addresses the pressing spiritual issues of our day the miracle and dignity of eacThe Writings of One of the World s Greatest Religious Leaders on the Most Important Spiritual Issues of Our Time.The Way to Christ offers a unique opportunity to experience inspiring sermons Pope John Paul II preached during spiritual retreats he led while he was still a cardinal In them he addresses the pressing spiritual issues of our day the miracle and dignity of each human life, the need for a community that nurtures humanity, the necessity of cultivating the inner spiritual life, and the power of Christ to transform our present and future realities These deeply scriptural, very personal talks celebrate the reality and the immediacy of Christ, offering rich insights and solid guidance for Christians living in today s world.

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    About "John Paul II"

    1. John Paul II

      Saint Pope John Paul II Latin Ioannes Paulus II , born Karol J zef Wojty a was elected Pope at the Conclave of 16 October 1978, and he took the name of John Paul II On 22 October, the Lord s Day, he solemnly inaugurated his Petrine ministry as the 263rd successor to the Apostle His pontificate, one of the longest in the history of the Church, lasted nearly 27 years.Driven by his pastoral solicitude for all Churches and by a sense of openness and charity to the entire human race, John Paul II exercised the Petrine ministry with a tireless missionary spirit, dedicating it all his energy He made 104 pastoral visits outside Italy and 146 within Italy As bishop of Rome he visited 317 of the city s 333 parishes.He had meetings than any of his predecessors with the People of God and the leaders of Nations More than 17,600,000 pilgrims participated in the General Audiences held on Wednesdays than 1160 , not counting other special audiences and religious ceremonies than 8 million pilgrims during the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 alone , and the millions of faithful he met during pastoral visits in Italy and throughout the world We must also remember the numerous government personalities he encountered during 38 official visits, 738 audiences and meetings held with Heads of State, and 246 audiences and meetings with Prime Ministers.His love for young people brought him to establish the World Youth Days The 19 WYDs celebrated during his pontificate brought together millions of young people from all over the world At the same time his care for the family was expressed in the World Meetings of Families, which he initiated in 1994 John Paul II successfully encouraged dialogue with the Jews and with the representatives of other religions, whom he several times invited to prayer meetings for peace, especially in Assisi.Under his guidance the Church prepared herself for the third millennium and celebrated the Great Jubilee of the year 2000 in accordance with the instructions given in the Apostolic Letter Tertio Millennio adveniente The Church then faced the new epoch, receiving his instructions in the Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio ineunte, in which he indicated to the faithful their future path.With the Year of the Redemption, the Marian Year and the Year of the Eucharist, he promoted the spiritual renewal of the Church He gave an extraordinary impetus to Canonizations and Beatifications, focusing on countless examples of holiness as an incentive for the people of our time He celebrated 147 beatification ceremonies during which he proclaimed 1,338 Blesseds and 51 canonizations for a total of 482 saints He made Th r se of the Child Jesus a Doctor of the Church.He considerably expanded the College of Cardinals, creating 231 Cardinals plus one in pectore in 9 consistories He also called six full meetings of the College of Cardinals His most important Documents include 14 Encyclicals, 15 Apostolic Exhortations, 11 Apostolic Constitutions, 45 Apostolic Letters He promulgated the Catechism of the Catholic Church in the light of Tradition as authoritatively interpreted by the Second Vatican Council He also reformed the Eastern and Western Codes of Canon Law, created new Institutions and reorganized the Roman Curia.In the light of Christ risen from the dead, on 2 April 2005 at 9.37 p.m while Saturday was drawing to a close and the Lord s Day was already beginning, the Octave of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday, the Church s beloved Pastor, John Paul II, departed this world for the Father On April 1, 2011, he was raised to the glory of the altars and on April 27, 2014 canonized.

    927 thoughts on “The Way to Christ: Spiritual Exercises”

    1. this is actually a really good book and a fairly easy read. the book was created from talks john paul II gave when retreating in the mountains with the young adults in his parish before he became a pope, when he was just an ordinary (i doubt that!) priest. the insights are so pertainable to today.


    2. Very interesting. The guy is amazing. Tough to read, heavily rooted in lofty theological and philosophical concepts, which probably should not have surprised me. But, it did.


    3. In general,my impression of Pope John Paul's writing is that he is difficult to read because he is extremely advanced intellectually and spiritually, and because he is multi-lingual, his translations may not "speak" to our sensibilities. That being said, I found this book very 'read-able' and applicable to us 'lay people'. The book is a transcription of a two day retreat given to university students in Poland in the early 60s. You would never know it. The content and context of the subject matte [...]



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