Why he is a saint

Why he is a saint

Msgr. Slawomir Oder, the leading advocate for ‘s sainthood cause published a book entitled “Why He is a Saint: The Life and Faith of Pope John Paul II and the Case for Canonization” (New York: Rizzoli, 2010) ISBN 978-0-8478-3631-4. I found a copy at Borders bookstore.

Msgr. Oder has sifted through the testimony of 114 persons, along with other documents and writings, amounting to thousands of pages of documentation about the life and thought of Pope John Paul II. These were condensed into four volumes of the “Posito” or the case for his canonization. The 189 page book published last year provides us with a brief over view of the “reputation for saintliness of John Paul II.” I would like to make a few posts summarizing the summary of the book.

To provide the most simple answer to the question “why is he a saint?” the book provides this answer — he was a man of constant prayer who lived the beatitudes. He suffered patiently; he sacrificed joyfully; he served gladly; he loved deeply; he spoke truthfully. He was a saint on earth, so too now in heaven.


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