By George Weigel, Carrie Gress, Stephen Weigel
“Karol Wojtyła, Pope John Paul II, was once a guy whose lifestyles used to be the expression of a richly textured and multidimensional soul. the various layers of that soul took on their first, mature shape in Kraków.” – George Weigel
In this fantastically illustrated non secular travelogue, New York occasions bestselling writer George Weigel leads readers throughout the old streets of Kraków, Poland, introducing one of many world’s nice towns during the lifetime of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time.
“To persist with Karol Wojtyła via Kraków is to keep on with an itinerary of sanctity whereas studying the tale of a city.” Weigel writes. “Thus, in what follows, the tale of Karol Wojtyła, St. John Paul II, and the tale of Kraków are interwoven in a chronological pilgrimage in the course of the lifetime of a saint that finds, whilst, the dramatic background and majestic tradition of a urban the place a boy grew right into a guy, priest, a bishop—and an apostle to the world.”
With beautiful pictures via Stephen Weigel and notes at the city’s awesome cloth via Carrie Gress, City of Saints deals an in-depth examine a guy and a urban that made an indelible influence at the existence and considered the Catholic Church and the twenty first century international.
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Ignatius Loyola 13 He lives the blessed life who, so far as possible, has his mind continually fixed on God and God in his mind. 14 As we hold those dearer whom we find immovable in firmness of heart and manly virtue, so shall we more severely chastise their smallest faults. 15 Suffer nothing dirty or disordered about you. At the same time be careful to avoid that affected carefulness that savors of effeminacy and conceit. 16 Let the workman remember that his material is not gold, but clay, and let him keep a sharp eye on himself, lest he permit in himself a blemish such as he works hard to remove from others.
Ignatii Loiolae Societatis Iesu fundatoris. (The Life of St. Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus) Rome, 1609 In Manresa, Ignatius begins to write down his Spiritual Exercises April 1 Those who are elegant and foppish should be taught contempt of self and of every kind of preeminence in preference to and before bodily mortification. 2 In order that a man’s natural gifts may be put to account for the salvation of souls, they must be set in motion by interior virtue, and strength obtained thereby for doing things well.
17 He who is going to enter religion must know that he will not find continual calm and rest therein unless he cross the threshold with both feet, the will and the judgment, at once. 18 Spend whatever is necessary on the care of the sick; we who are well can easily manage with dry bread, if there is nothing else. 50 May 19 You should trust in God enough to believe that you could cross the seas on a bare plank if there were no ship. 20 When a superior commands you to do anything, you may still use prudence in doing it.
City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II's Kraków by George Weigel, Carrie Gress, Stephen Weigel