Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Blessed John Paul the Great

Today marks the first anniversary of the beatification of Blessed John Paul II. To celebrate the beatification St Pauls published Blessed John Paul the Great, written by Joanna Bogle and illustrated by Kati Teague.

Containing 24 illustrated stories, the book traces the life of this extraordinary man from his humble birth in Poland, to showing how thousands from around the world gathered in St Peter's Square to pray from him as he passed from this world to the next. The book concludes with the joyful celebration of his beatification.

Joanna Bogle is a professional journalist, author and broadcaster living in London. Her blog, Auntie Joanna Writes, has a world wide following.

Kati Teague is a freelance illustrator who has done much work in illustrating Catholic educational material.

Pictures © St Pauls Publishing

"Blessed are you, beloved Pope John Paul II, because you believed! Continue, we implore you, to sustain from heaven the faith of God’s people." Pope Benedict XVI