{F56} City of Saints

Posted December 18, 2015 in Faith, Reading / 16 Comments

City of Saints

I have been wanting to read this book for quite some time. When I saw that it was available for request on Blogging for Books, I jumped at it. As you may have recalled me mentioning, I will be going to Poland in July for World Youth Day 2016 Kraków so this book is perfect timing. Through the book, I am learning the history of Poland and Kraków through the biography of Pope Saint John Paul II.

From City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II’s Kraków by George Weigel:

Discerning a vocation is a matter of learning the truth about oneself, accepting that truth, and living that truth. That takes courage – and courage was another of the cardinal virtues that Karol Wojtyła began to display in his Dębniki years.

I love this quote. I can vouch for the accuracy of claim about discerning a vocation. It does take a lot of courage and it isn’t always easy at all.

Synopsis of City of Saints via Goodreads

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16 responses to “{F56} City of Saints

  1. I am not sure that this one is for me. I had so many books about Catholicism I had to read in college I sort of got burnt out on them. However I would love to learn more about the history of Poland. One to think about. Happy Friday!

    • I read many Catholic theology books for my undergrad and this book is unlike any of them. The historical aspect is really interesting.
      Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    • Even if you don’t read a lot of nonfiction, this is a great read. I am really enjoying it.
      Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great weekend!

    • That was my thought exactly! I don’t know much Polish history and so I am enjoying this. I’ll likely end up blogging about the trip afterward since I don’t think I’ll have a lot of time while I’m over there.
      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    • I am really looking forward to going. It will be in the end of July so it might seem crazy to start the countdown now, but I kind of am. 🙂
      Thanks for visiting. I hope you have an amazing weekend!

    • Many who are not Catholic have found inspiration in Pope Saint John Paul II. He was an amazing pope.
      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!