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The making of the pope of the millennium : kalendarium of the life of Karol Wojtyła
John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005.
Uniform Title:
Kalendarium życia Karola Wojtyły. English
First English edition.
Publication Information:
Stockbridge, Mass. : Marian Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
938 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimile, portrait ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Expanded and revised edition of the original Polish version: Kalendarium życia Karola Wojtyły"--T.p. verso.

Translated from the Polish by: Irena & Thaddeus Mirecki, et al.

Includes index.
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"Join author Fr. Adam Boniecki, Mic, on a fascinating adventure filled with surprises, as he uncovers the life and times of the real Karol Wojtyla-the man and priest that would become John Paul II, one of the greatest Popes of our time. Through extensive research and personal contact, Fr. Boniecki chronicles the life and times of Karol Wojtyla through a unique collection of facts, documents, photos, and testimonies. This is a rare portrait of the Holy Father's life before the papacy. From days spent as a laborer to his pastoral ministry for university students and to his appointment as one of the youngest bishops-The Making of the Pope of the Millennium is a not-to-be missed retrospective of the life of Karol Wojtyla."

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The original Polish version of this work was acknowledged as a rich resource for previous biographies of Karol Wojty/la, the Polish bishop who became Pope John Paul II. Now in English translation, expanded and revised, the work becomes accessible to a much larger audience. This "kalendarium" is not a traditional biography, but a detailed chronicle of Wojty/la's activities from his early school days, through his young devotion to theater, on to time spent working in a factory while attending an underground seminary, and continuing with an almost daily account of his activities as priest and then bishop. The chronicle concludes with his election as pope. Interspersed throughout this chronology, in bold text, are illustrative autobiographical comments and excerpts from Wojty/la's homilies, letters, and other primary documents. Personal reminiscences from colleagues, acquaintances, and other witnesses to the events also appear in bold text. The details of the kalendarium will probably be of interest to researchers only, but the first-person primary materials provide a unique personal insight into this man that will attract a wider readership. A bibliography, glossary, index, and photographs add to the usefulness of the book. Recommended for all readers. J. Gresham; Fontbonne College