No other pope of this century has aroused so much interest and universal affection throughout the world as has Pope John XXIII. Journal of a Soul is an inspiring reading experience that records this pope's thoughts and traces his spiritual development from adolescence to the seminary to a career as a priest, a European papal diplomat, Patriarch of Venice, and finally Pope John XXIII.
This Image Books edition features a biographical portrait of Pope John by his personal secretary, Monsignor Loris Capovilla. It also includes several of his most moving prayers, sixty brief thoughts and aphorisms, his -Rules for the Ascetic Life, - many of his letters, even his last will and testament. Christians everywhere will welcome the reissue of -one of the most original, interesting, and inspiring revelations of intimate personal experiences ever written, - which -ranks well with the classic spiritual autobiographies- (Critic).
Journal of a Soul, the first ever such work from a Roman pontiff, opens new windows onto the soul of the man himself.