This book is a celebration of the life and spirituality of Pope John Paul I, the 33-day Pope, published for the 35th anniversary of his election. It is a wonderful resource to learn more about this Servant of God, whose cause for canonization the Holy See is studying.
Along with a short biography, the contains, a large selection of his sermons, talks, and articles on the Faith from 1959 to 1978, the time when, as Albino Luciani, he was Bishop of Vittorio Veneto and Patriarch of Venice. Almost all are being published for the first time in English.
Cardinal Luciani takes on the challenges that secularism presented to the faith of Catholics in his day, which are remarkably similar to the ones we face now.
In his own vivid and original style, he offers his reflections on the first Year of Faith in 1967-68, along with sermons and articles on the mysteries of Catholic belief such as the Incarnation and Redemption, the Eucharist, the Cross, death and eternal life. He also speaks of evangelization and catechesis, birth control and abortion, faith and science, the meaning of the Church, the papal Magisterium, pluralism, ecumenism, prayer, devotion to Our Lady, and above all, becoming saints. He shows how living the faith each day is a “passionate adventure” for someone in love with God.