“A pope for 33 days. A priest for 43 years. A teacher even today.
For a 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.
From his birth in northern Italy in 1912 to the Vatican’s acceptance of his cause for canonization in 2003, The Smiling Pope: the Life and Teaching of John Paul I presents the story of the gentle and genial pontiff who chose “Humility” for his episcopal motto, and who lived it so well. And now, published for the first time in English, are Pope John Paul I’s insights and lessons on:
Faith, Hope, and Love
Never Losing Heart
The Role of Education in the Family, and many more.” (from the back cover)
The book contains a short biography of John Paul I, along with his audience talks as Pope, excerpts from his book Illustrissimi, and other talks, sermons and articles.