City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II's Kraków

City of Saints A Pilgrimage to John Paul II s Krak w In this beautifully illustrated spiritual travelogue New York Times bestselling author George Weigel leads readers through the historic streets of Krak w Poland introducing one of the world s great

In this beautifully illustrated spiritual travelogue, New York Times bestselling author George Weigel leads readers through the historic streets of Krak w, Poland, introducing one of the world s great cities through the life of one of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time To follow Karol Wojty a through Krak w is to follow an itinerary of sanctity while learniIn this beautifully illustrated spiritual travelogue, New York Times bestselling author George Weigel leads readers through the historic streets of Krak w, Poland, introducing one of the world s great cities through the life of one of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time To follow Karol Wojty a through Krak w is to follow an itinerary of sanctity while learning the story of a city Weigel writes Thus, in what follows, the story of Karol Wojty a, St John Paul II, and the story of Krak w are interwoven in a chronological pilgrimage through the life of a saint that reveals, at the same time, the dramatic history and majestic culture of a city where a boy grew into a man, priest, a bishop and an apostle to the world With stunning photographs by Stephen Weigel and notes on the city s remarkable fabric by Carrie Gress, City of Saints offers an in depth look at a man and a city that made an indelible impression on the life and thought of the Catholic Church and the 21st century world.

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City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II's Kraków

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  1. American author and political and social activist Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center Weigel was the Founding President of the James Madison Foundation Each summer, Weigel and several other Catholic intellectuals from the United States, Poland, and across Europe conduct the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society in Krakow, in which they and an assortment of students from the United States, Poland, and several other emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe discuss Christianity within the context of liberal democracy and capitalism, with the papal encyclical Centesimus Annus being the focal point.He is a member of the advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

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  1. George Weigel is best known for his book Witness to Hope, the definitive biography of the late Pope John Paul II He has written many other books, including Letters to a Young Catholic and Evangelical Catholicism, but the ones that always pull my interest are the ones on Pope John Paul II Today, I am going to tell you about one such book City of Saints A Pilgrimage to John Paul II s Krakow.City of Saints is a travelogue through the city of Krakow by George Weigel, his son and photographer Stephen [...]


  2. Weigel s book deftly combines the story of one of my heroes with the city we both love To visit Krak w is to learn about John Paul II I came to Krak w with a deep respect and admiration for the man I visited almost every spot Weigel mentions in his book I came to love Krak w Exploring the city and its connection to Father Karol deepened my affection for both I can t wait to explore Krak w again.


  3. I purchased the book after my trip to Krakow, Poland After reading it, I hope to travel to Poland again someday The childhood and life of John Paul II, the Polish natives who have become saints and the geographical descriptions tell a richly woven historical account of deep faith and love.


  4. Against a prequel background to World Youth Day 2016 by a renowned author George Weigel is set the biography of a great saint I learned so much about St John Paul the II and I had not read anything about his life story before this book The black and white photos are amazing surpassed only by the color photos in the center of the book taken by George Weigel s son, Stephen Weigel, while Carrie Gress has provided historical notes The book has an unusual format that is linked to maps and history wit [...]


  5. Living inside the biblical story and the story of salvation history That was the desire of Pope John Paul II, according toNew York Times bestselling author George Weigel In City of Saints, Weigel creates a beautiful spiritual and pictorial travelogue of Krakow, the city where the twentieth century happened p 1 Karol Wojtyla, later Pope John Paul II, moved to Krakow in 1938 and lived in Krakow for 40 years as a student, actor, laborer, seminarian, poet, playwright, sportsman, member of the Nazi r [...]


  6. I have wanted to read this book since I first heard it existed I will be going to Krak w in 2016 for World Youth Day and so I almost purchased this book the day before I saw it available on Blogging for Books.I have been slowly reading up on Krak w in preparation for World Youth Day which is coming up I have been attempting to learn about the history of Krak w, both political and ecclesiastical This book definitely fits that bill.This biography of Pope Saint John Paul II is told through the back [...]


  7. If you re planning a trip to Poland, this book might be a must read guide book, filled with interesting details, informative photographs, and even directions and maps If you wish you could travel, the author provides the next best thing, combining travel details with a wealth of background, history, sociology, culture, and faith And if you d just like to know about a famous Pope, where he came from, what he believed and why, and how he made such a difference in the world, City of Saints is sure [...]


  8. This book was a great primer into the thought and life of Pope St John Paul II, a man who died on the world stage, but who came from very humble beginnings Author George Weigel does a great job at weaving theological teachings into JP II s life as he lived it out in Krakow and the surrounding areas in Poland The book will definitely leave you wanting to learn details about JP II perhaps picking up Weigel s own full scale biography on JP II s life, Witness to Hope The book s chapters are divided [...]


  9. When this book gets the balance between spiritual exploration historical geographical exploration spot on which it does most of the time , it makes for a sumptuous, contemplative read But too often there are moments of smug conservative Catholic apologia that simply aren t needed in a book such as this one it spoils the taste of an otherwise gentle, almost ethereal experience The concluding chapters don t help matters by transcribing portions of many of John Paul s sermonsportions that are far t [...]


  10. I received a free copy of this book from Giveaways As a dedicated armchair traveler, I found City of Saints A Pilgrimage to John Paul II s Karkow an absolute delight George Weigel arranged a magnificent tour of Krakow, Poland Not only does the reader discover the history of the beautiful architecture of Krakow but also the significance of these locations with respect to the life of Pope John Paul II I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone interested in the history of Poland and the life o [...]


  11. Very well written historical book on John Paul II Krak w It not only tells of stories of his childhood, pathway to priesthood, bishop, and Pope, it describes the beautiful towns, buildings, sites, and people that impacted his life A reader is much able to understand the Pope by understanding the places, people, and events that shaped him into the man he was The book provides multiple pictures to show the historical items and places that are described in the book.


  12. This was a great way to tell some of the story of St Pope John Paul II s life through the places that shaped him on his journey The book is easy to read, interesting and enjoyable It has inspired me to visit Poland and could very easily provide the itinerary for all of the places i d like to visit.


  13. It is another excellent novel by George Weigel Part biography, part history, and part travel guide, this novel explores Krakow through the lens of the city s influence on St John Paul II It will inspire you to want to visit Krakow and Poland Happy reading


  14. Since St John Paul II is my hero and George Weigel such a distinguished author I had to read this book Reading about the City of Krak w and the affect on St John Paul, this book was outstanding Loved it A book that one can read over and over again.


  15. okay I admit I skimmed parts of this to get through with it for our trip to World Youth Day woooooooo but it was really good




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