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Journal of a soul

Author: John, Pope
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [1965]
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Autobiography and some of his unpublished writings.

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Genre/Form: Biography
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John XXIII, Pope, 1881-1963.
Journal of a soul.
New York, McGraw-Hill [1965]
Named Person: John, Pope; John, Pope
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John, Pope
OCLC Number: 736520
Description: lvii, 453 pages : illustrations, coat of arms, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: I Journal of A Soul --
In the Seminary at Bergamo --
In the Seminary in Rome --
The Year of My Ordination as Priest --
Secretary to Mgr Radini Tedeschi Bishop of Rome --
The War --
Spiritual Director of the Seminary at Bergamo --
Rome in the Service at Propaganda Fide --
Episcopal Consecration --
Papal Representative in Bulgaria --
Papal Representative in Turkey and Greece --
Papal Representative in France --
Cardinal Patriarch of Venice --
Pope --
II Four Letters --
III Spiritual Testament --
IV The Holy Rosary --
V Some Prayers.
Other Titles: Giornale dell' anima.
Responsibility: Pope John XXIII ; translated by Dorothy White.


Autobiography and some of his unpublished writings.

Table of Contents:

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List of illustrations -- Translator's note -- Introduction: Mgr Loris Capovilla -- Meditation: Fr Giulio Bevilacqua -- Bibliographical note -- Chronology 1881-1963 -- PART I: Journal of a soul 1895-1962 -- 1895-1900: in the seminary at Bergamo -- Rules of life to be observed by young men who wish to make progress in the life of piety and study -- Resolutions made during the spiritual exercises of 1896 and confirmed in 1897 and 1898 -- Of holy purity -- Spiritual notes -- Spiritual notes from the monthly retreat after the death of my parish priest, father Rebuzzini, the saintly guardian of my childhood and my vocation -- Maxims derived from meditations during the retreat, 1898 -- Spiritual notes -- Impressions and reflections during the holy retreat of the year of grace 1900, February, seminary of Bergamo -- A solemn promise to the sacred heart of Jesus, made under the patronage of St Aloysius Gonzaga -- Holy year, 1900 : Jesus, Mary, Joseph! -- 1901-1903: in the seminary in Rome -- Spiritual retreat, 28 April, 1901. Rome, third Sunday after Easter -- Jesus, Mary, Joseph! Notes made during the spiritual exercises after the Babylonian captivity, 10-20 December, 1902, under father Francesco Pitocchi -- The year of grace, 1902: spiritual diary in the name of the lord. Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, inflame our hearts with love for you -- Spiritual notes -- Jesus, Mary, Joseph! Notes written during the Easter retreat in preparation for the order of subdeacon, 1-10 April, 1903 -- During the mid-vacation retreat at roccantica, 29 august, 1903 -- During the triduum at the beginning of the academic year, Rome, 1-3 November, 1903 -- Jesus, Mary, Joseph! During the retreat in preparation for the ordination to the diaconate, December, 1903 -- 1904: the year of my ordination as priest -- Feast of the holy family, 24 January, 1904 -- Triduum exercises of holy week, 28-29-30 march, 1904 -- Jesus, Mary, Joseph! 1-10 august, 1904. Notes written during the retreat in preparation for my ordination as a priest. Made in the retreat house of the Passionist fathers of St John and St Paul on the Caelian Hill -- Jesus, Mary, Joseph! 4 November, 1904. Triduum before the beginning of the academic year -- 8 December, 1904. Fiftieth anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the immaculate conception of Mary -- 1905-1914: secretary to Mgr Radini Tedeschi, bishop of Bergamo -- 1905-1906 -- Retreat of 1907, in the house of the holy family at Martinengo, 1-7 September -- Retreat of 25-31 October, at Martinengo with the bishop -- During the retreat made at Martinengo with the bishop, from 19-25 September, 1909 -- During the retreat made at Martinengo with the bishop, from 2-8 October, 1910 -- Retreat made at Martinengo with the bishop, 1-7 October, 1911 -- During the retreat made at Martinengo with the bishop, from 13-19 October, 1912 -- During the retreat made at Martinengo with the bishop, from 19-25 October, 1913 -- After ten years of priesthood: 1904-10 august, 1914 -- Retreat, 27 September-3 October, 1914, with the priests of the sacred heart -- 1915-1918: the war -- 23 may, 1915 -- 1918-1920: spiritual director of the seminary at Bergamo -- Retreat after the war, in the house of the priests of the sacred heart, 28 April-3 may, 1919 -- 1921-1924: Rome, in the service at propaganda fide -- Retreat, Rome, Villa Carpegna, 13-19 January, 1924 -- 1925: Episcopal consecration -- Rome, Villa Carpegna, 13-17 March, 1925. Preparation for my Episcopal consecration -- 1925-1934: papal representative in Bulgaria -- Retreat, 27 November-2 December, 1926. Rome, monastery of St Paul -- Retreat, 1927. Ljubljana (Slovenia). House of the Jesuit fathers. 9-13 November -- Annual retreat at babek on the Bosporus. Villa of the lazarist fathers. 20-24 December, 1928 -- Retreat, 1930, at Rustchuk, in the house of the Passionist fathers. 28 April-4 May -- Short retreat at Bujukada on the Bosporus, at the house of the conventual Franciscans. 18-21 June, 1931 -- Retreat in Sofia with the Capuchin fathers. 4-8 September, 1933 -- Retreat in 1934 at Rustchuk, with the Passionist fathers. 27-31 August -- 1935--1944: papal representative in Turkey and Greece -- Spiritual exercises in Istanbul, 15-22 December, 1935, with my priests -- Ranica [Bergamo], Villa of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart. 13-16 October, 1936 -- Retreat with my secular clergy in Istanbul, at the apostolic delegation. 12-18 December, 1937 -- Retreat, 12-18 November, 1939, Istanbul, in the residence of the Jesuit fathers of Ayas Pasa, `sacred heart' -- Retreat, 25 November--1 December, 1940, at Terapia on the Bosporus, the Villa of the Sisters of our Lady of Sion. -- Notes [on the penitential psalm- the miserere] -- Retreat with my clergy at the apostolic delegation, from the feast of Christ the King to All Saints Day. Istanbul, 25-31 October, 1942 -- Note -- 1945-1952: papal representative in France -- Retreat at Solesmes during holy week, from 26 march-2 April, 1945 -- Retreat, 8-13 December, 1947. Paris, Clamart, at Villa Manresa, the house of the Jesuit fathers -- Annual retreat, 23-27 November, 1948. Benedictine monastery of the sacred heart at en Calcat [Dourgne] -- Spiritual notes written during my brief retreat at Oran (Algeria), 6-9 April, 1950, Thursday, Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter day -- Retreat at Montmartre. With the Carmelite nuns. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in holy week, 10-12 April, 1952 -- 1953-1958: cardinal patriarch of Venice -- Retreat with the bishops of the province of the three Venetias, at fietta, in the villa of the Venetian seminary, 15-21 May, 1953. Preacher, Father Federico Da Baselga, Capuchin -- Retreat at Torreglia in 1954, 6-12 June. Preacher, Mgr Landucci -- Retreat with the episcopate of the three Venetias, Villa Immacolata of Torreglia (Padua), from 20-25 may, 1955. Preacher, Father Riccardo Lombardi, S. J. -- Retreat in the seminary at s. Maria Della Salute (Venice), 11-15 June, 1956 -- Retreat with the episcopate of the province of the three Venetias, 2-7 June, 1957, at Torreglia, preacher, Mgr Van Lierde, sacristan to his holiness -- Retreat at [Col Draga i] Possagno, house of the sacred heart, with the Cavanis fathers, 22-26 -- September, 1958. The preacher, invited by me, was Mgr Aurelio Signora, archbishop, prelate of Pompeii -- 1958-1963: Pope -- Retreat at the Vatican for advent, 30 November-6 December, 1958. Preacher, father Messori Roncaglia, S. J. -- Retreat in the Vatican, 29 November-5 December, 1959. Preacher, at my invitation, Mgr Giuseppe Angrisani, bishop of Casale, who made an edifying impression on all -- Retreat in the Vatican, from 27 November-3 December, 1960. Preacher, Mgr Pirro Scavizzi, Imperiari missionary -- My retreat in preparation for the completion of the eightieth year of my life. Castel Gandolfo, 10-15 August, 1961 -- Retreat in the Vatican, 26 November-2 December, 1961. Preacher, Father Ilarino da Milano, Capuchin -- July and August, 1962 -- The pope's private retreat for the week 8-16 September -- Beginning of my private retreat before the council, in the Torre San Giovanni -- Summary of great graces bestowed on a man who thinks poorly of himself -- PART II: four letters 1901-1961 Letter to his parents -- To the rector of the roman seminary -- Spiritual testament `to the roncalli family' -- PART III: spiritual testament -- Spiritual testament and my final dispositions -- My final dispositions -- [From the will drawn up between 1939 and 1944] -- PART IV: The Holy Rosary -- Apostolic letter of H. H. John XXIII to the bishops and faithful of the whole catholic world -- A brief sequence of devout considerations arranged for each decade of the rosary -- PART V: Some prayers -- To the child Jesus -- For the safety of the city of Istanbul -- O Holy Father Pius X -- To the Madonna del Bosco -- O Mary, queen of the Lebanon -- Mary, fountain of mercy and mother of joy -- To our lady of Fatima -- The glory of Mary -- To the virgin of Lourdes -- Prayer for the diocesan synod of Rome -- To the immaculate virgin of Lourdes -- Prayer for the second ecumenical Vatican council -- To St Joseph the worker -- Prayer for the bishops -- O sweet child of Bethlehem -- To the child Jesus -- Seminarists' prayer to the Madonna Della Fiducia -- To Mary, queen of the world -- Prayer for the students of the college of propaganda fide -- Prayer for the daily offering of the breviary -- for the success of the council -- Prayer to the Holy Ghost -- Prayer for boy scouts -- To Jesus in the Eucharistic mystery -- To Mary, queen of missions -- To our lady of Loreto -- Prayer for the council -- Prayer to St Vincent Pallotti -- Prayer for the beginning of lent -- Prayer to Elizabeth Seton -- Prayer to blessed Louis Palazzolo -- VI: appendices -- Notes for a biography of Pope John Roncalli -- The `little rules' of ascetic life -- Maxims heard or gleaned from various sources -- A tribute to the memory of Father Francesco Pitocchi, by Father Angelo Roncalli -- Apostolic exhortation `sacrae laudis' -- Mirror of piety -- One of the prayers most familiar to Pope John.


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