“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 in the course of the ancient streets of Kraków, Poland, introducing one of many world’s nice towns in the course of the lifetime of some of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time.
“To keep on with Karol Wojtyła via Kraków is to stick to 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 during the lifetime of a saint that unearths, whilst, the dramatic historical past 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 lovely images through Stephen Weigel and notes at the city’s outstanding textile via Carrie Gress, City of Saints bargains an in-depth examine a guy and a urban that made an indelible influence at the existence and regarded the Catholic Church and the twenty first century world.

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Jan Matejko Place—Grunwald Monument and St. Florian’s In sending Father Wojtyła to St. Florian’s in March 1949, Cardinal Sapieha was hoping to fulfill an pressing speedy pastoral desire within the archdiocese of Kraków. He definitely succeeded in doing that. What in spite of this foresighted a guy as Adam Stefan Sapieha couldn't have imagined was once that, in sending Wojtyła to St. Florian’s, he used to be planting the seeds of a revolution within the Catholic Church’s ministry to children, seeds that will finally produce a brand new international occasion within the rhythm of Catholic life—World early life Day. — THE DYNAMISM OF Pope John Paul II used to be now not a different reward of the Holy Spirit, conferred on him while he authorised the place of work of Peter on October sixteen, 1978. John Paul II was once an incredibly dynamic pope simply because he have been a really dynamic priest and bishop. The priest who turned an leading edge and winning diocesan bishop—a very good guidance for the papacy, as issues became out—was shaped at St. Florian’s, in a amazing community of friendships that all started the following and that formed Karol Wojtyła’s pondering for the remainder of his existence. different popes of the 19th and 20th centuries, requested to explain their serious early years within the priesthood, might have spoken of a tutorial or diplomatic profession: instructing in a neighborhood or Roman seminary, operating within the Roman Curia, or serving as a junior authentic in a single of the Holy See’s diplomatic missions out of the country. John Paul II, requested an analogous query, provided a truly diversified, and extremely telling, resolution. He referred to his paintings with college scholars, and never in basic terms within the formal feel of being a catechist and confessor, yet as a chum and better half on snowboarding, climbing, kayaking, and tenting journeys. His local presents, the harrowing adventure of existence less than the Nazi career, and the paintings of grace in him had mixed to create a amazing adulthood in Wojtyła by the point he was once ordained a clergyman in 1946. That adulthood was once sophisticated intellectually in the course of his years of graduate learn in Rome, in 1946–48. Wojtyła’s pastoral adulthood and creativity have been honed at St. Florian’s, as he set in regards to the venture Cardinal Sapieha had given him. the days weren't effortless. due to the ever-present communist “security forces,” suspicion used to be a regular mode of self-protection: scholars frequently didn’t understand each one other’s surnames, open dialog was once a possibility, and each priest in Poland had a mystery police agent observing his each flow. In an international with out mobile phones, textual content messaging, or fast verbal exchange, an international during which formal Catholic adolescence paintings was once banned by means of the country lower than serious consequences, Karol Wojtyła started developing at St. Florian’s networks of dialog, formation, and friendship that grew to become zones of openness and freedom within the bleak, claustrophobic surroundings of early Nineteen Fifties Poland. St. John Paul II altar, St. Florian’s It was once retail paintings at the start, Father Wojtyła going to the dormitories, boardinghouses, convents, and different areas the place scholars lived, introducing himself, and welcoming younger women and men to St.

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