The Smiling Pope: The Life and Teaching of John Paul I

  • Author: Raymond and Lauretta Seabeck
  • ISBN: 9781931709972
  • ID #: T54
  • Copyright: 2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Format: Paperback
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For little more than a month in the late summer of 1978, Pope John Paul I captured the world's attention. For more than four decades, Father - and eventually Cardinal - Albino Luciani inspired those who knew him well and loved him dearly.

The Smiling Pope presents the story of this humble man, from his birth in northern Italy in 1912 to the Vatican's accepting his cause for canonization (an initial step in the process of being declared a saint) in 2003.

Now, published for the first time in English, are his "Words from the Heart," Pope John Paul I's insights and lessons on:

  • Faith, hope, and love
  • Never losing heart
  • Praying in the presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist
  • The role of education in the family
  • Bearing one's crosses
  • and many more.