Quotes from Pope John Paul II inspire Christians throughout the world, and people of faith often turn to his wisdom in trying or difficult times. In Lessons for Living, editor Joseph Durepos collects the pope’s essential pastoral wisdom, distilling his extensive writings into 100 insights that offer a moral or ethical lesson about living the Catholic faith.
In his gentle yet unflinching manner, the pope offers wisdom on such topics as the importance of forgiveness, how to respond to suffering in a Christian way, the necessity of unity in the Christian family, and the responsibilities of living as a Christian in this world. These Pope John Paul II quotes are sure to guide any Christian seeking to draw closer to God.
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Born Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland, John Paul II lived through Nazi occupation during World War II, was ordained to the priesthood in 1946, and was appointed Archbishop of Krakow by Pope Paul VI.
Joseph Durepos has served as the editor on three previous books: No Greater Love, Go In Peace, and John Paul II's Lessons for Living. He is the executive editor of acquisitions at Loyola Press.
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