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More editions of My Dear Young Friends: Pope John Paul II Speaks to Youth on Life, Love, and Courage with CD (Audio):

  • On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering Anniversary Edition
    by John Paul II
    ISBN 0819854581 (0-8198-5458-1)
    Softcover, Pauline Books & Media

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    Published on February 11, 1984, Salvifici Dolorisaddresses the question of why God allows suffering. In this apostolic letter, Pope John Paul II reflects on the origins of suffering, explores the different types of suffering we endure, examines our quest to discover its meaning and purpose, and explains how we are to respond to suffering. He links our personal experiences with suffering to the mystery of humanity, of God, and to the redemption brought by Christ's suffering. This expanded anniversary edition offers the complete text of the letter, along with thought-provoking commentary by Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, MD. As a priest and a physician who was trained in geriatrics and specialized in palliative care, Dr. Sheehan approaches the topic of suffering from firsthand experience and extends his warm compassion to readers. This edition incorporates relevant biographical elements of John Paul II's life and of the respective historical period. It also makes the content of the papal document more accessible and places it in the context of recent world events, including September 11th, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and gun violence incidents in schools and public places across the nation. Each of the eight sections of the original document contains insightful questions suited for individual or group use, applicable prayers, and ideas for meaningful action, inviting readers to personally respond to the mystery of suffering. Whether you are revisiting or introducing yourself to this letter, it will help you work through the question that we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives: "Why suffering?" It is only natural to wonder why a person is the target for some sort of suffering-a chronic illness, the loss of a loved one, depression, a natural disaster, an act of violence, financial crisis...the list could go on.

  • On the Dignity and Vocation of Women Anniversary Edition
    by John Paul II
    ISBN 0819854557 (0-8198-5455-7)
    Softcover, Pauline Books & Media

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    Commemorate the 25th anniversary of On the Dignity and Vocation of Women by Pope John Paul II.

    Published on August 15, 1988, Mulieris Dignitatem explores the role and value of women in relation to the Church, the family, and society. In this apostolic letter, Pope John Paul II promotes a vision of complementarity, equality, and communion between man and woman. Within this framework, he stresses the importance of a woman's capacity to love and her femininity-and in particular, sensitivity to others. He also explains the physical and spiritual dimensions of marriage, virginity, and motherhood. Citing women from the Gospels, female saints, and Christian women who have made significant contributions to society, he expresses the Church's reverence for women. Special focus is placed on the Blessed Virgin Mary, the archetype of woman and the "New Eve."

    This expanded Anniversary Edition offers the complete text of the letter, along with thought-provoking commentary by Genevieve Kineke, who addressed the Vatican Congress marking the 20th anniversary of the document in 2008. With her conversational style, she makes the content of the papal document more accessible and offers contemporary insights that respond to the urgent questions raised in recent decades about the feminine vocation. Insightful questions suited for individual or group use, applicable prayers, and ideas for meaningful action engage you in your reading experience.

    From workplace equality, to reproductive rights, to domestic abuse, women's issues are highlighted in societies worldwide, especially in recent years with the new wave of feminist movements. Whether you are revisiting or introducing yourself to this letter, this anniversary edition provides a framework from which you can explore current women's issues from a Catholic perspective.

  • On The Most Holy Rosary
    by John Paul II
    ISBN 0819864749 (0-8198-6474-9)
    Softcover, Pauline Books & Media

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    Pope John Paul II This letter contains the Pope's thoughts on the Rosary as well as his historic proclamation of the new Mysteries of Light which were added to the Rosary following the promulgation of this document. Topics include: The popes and the Rosary Reasons to pray the Rosary The theology of the Rosary How to pray the Rosary

  • Paul II, John: Papal Wisdom: Words of Hope and Inspiration from John Paul II
  • John Paul II: Pilgrimage of peace: The collected speeches of John Paul II in Ireland and the United States
  • Pope John Paul II: Pope John Paul II: In My Own Words
    Pope John Paul II: In My Own Words
    by Pope John Paul II , John Paul II
    ISBN 076480264X (0-7648-0264-X)
    Hardcover, Liguori Publications

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  • John Paul II: Pope John Paul II Prays the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  • Paul II, John: Prayers and Devotions 8-copy
    Prayers and Devotions 8-copy
    by John Paul II , Peter Canisius Johannes van Lierde
    ISBN 0670773050 (0-670-77305-0)
    Viking Adult

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  • Paul II, John: Prayers and Devotions from Pope John Paul Ii
    Prayers and Devotions from Pope John Paul Ii
    by John Paul II , Peter Canisius Johannes van Lierde
    ISBN 0453009468 (0-453-00946-8)
    Highbridge Audio

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  • John Paul II: Redeemer Of Man
    Redeemer Of Man
    by John Paul II
    ISBN 0819864331 (0-8198-6433-1)
    Softcover, Daughters of St Paul

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  • Rise, Let Us Be on Our Way
    by Pope John Paul II
    ISBN 0446577812 (0-446-57781-2)
    Hardcover, Grand Central Publishing

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    An inspirational memoir from the recently canonized Pope Saint John Paul II

    Following the success of the international bestseller Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul II provides the world with a glimpse into his past in RISE, LET US BE ON OUR WAY. Chronicling the years he spent as a bishop and later archbishop in Krakow, Poland through his election as the first Polish Pope in 1978, he recounts everything from communist efforts to suppress the church in Poland to his efforts to adopt a new and more open style of pastoral ministry. With recollections on his life as well as his thoughts on the issues facing the world now, Pope John Paul II offers words of wisdom in this book that will appeal to people of any faith looking to strengthen their spirituality.

  • John Paul II: Sollicitudo Rei Socialis: Encyclical Letter Of The Supreme Pontiff John Paul II For The Twentiieth Anniversary of Populorum Progressio
  • John Paul II: Speaks to You
    Speaks to You
    by John Paul II
    ISBN 0819839639 (0-8198-3963-9)
    Pauline Records

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  • John Paul II: Springtime of Evangelization
  • John Paul II: Testimony of the Cross: Meditations and Prayers of John Paul II
  • Paul II, John: U. S. A.: The Message of Justice, Peace and Love
  • II, John Paul: Via Crucis: Signo de Contradiccion
  • Paul II, John: Way of Cross: Sign of Contradiction
    Way of Cross: Sign of Contradiction
    by John Paul II , John Paul
    ISBN 0819883050 (0-8198-8305-0)
    Softcover, Pauline Books & Media

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  • Pope John Paul II: Words of Certitude: Excerpts from His Talks and Writings as Bishop and Pope
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