Journal of a Soul

Front Cover
Bloomsbury Publishing, Jul 9, 2000 - Religion - 512 pages
3 Reviews
From the age of fourteen until his death at the age of eighty-two, Pope John XXIII kept what he called his 'Journal of a Soul' - the record of his growth in holiness. Elected Pope at the age of seventy-eight he impressed the world with the breadth of his mind but also with his simplicity and his will to be at the service of others. This book covers the full span of his long career from the seminary at Bergamo to his brief but transformative papacy.His journal is a rare and intimate record of the spiritual life of a much-loved figure. As he wrote, 'my soul is in these pages.'

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Journal of a Soul

User Review  - Mary Hemenway - Goodreads

Very interesting notes from his journals over a lifetime on his interior life Read full review

Review: Journal of a Soul

User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

Pope John XXIII was a very special person who never expected nor wanted the pontiff. He was elected, say some, as an "interim" Pope(because he was so old). He surprised them by showing old also still ... Read full review

Related books

Other editions - View all

About the author (2000)

Pope John XXIII was Papal Representative in Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and France and Cardinal Patriarch of Venice before becoming Pope. He summoned the Second Vatican Council in 1962, and has recently been beatified.

Bibliographic information