Wednesday, 6 July 2011

John Paul II: The Path to Sainthood

Following the Beatification of Pope John Paul II, surprisingly few new books have been published to celebrate the event, but John Paul II: The Path to Sainthood by Michael Collins is one of them.

This illustrated book traces the life and legacy of the first ever Pontiff from Poland. It examines the journey which led to his beatification and the road which may yet see him proclaimed St John Paul II.

Fr Michael Collins brings the reader behind the scenes and gives a fascinating insight into the private life of the Pope in the Vatican and introduces the reader to those who knew Karol Wojtyla intimately. Fr Collins points out that some of the great initiatives of John Paul II's pontificate, from strengthening ties with the the Jewish people to the World Youth Days, had already begun when he was a bishop in Poland.

The book is available from all of ST PAULS Bookshops or online here. It is also featured in The Westminster Record (the monthly newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster) as our Book of the Month for July - upon presentation of the voucher from the newspaper to our Westminster shop, you can purchase the book at a discounted price.