Meet John XXIII, Joyful Pope and Father to All
By Patricia Treece. I remember how cheerful he was. From this book I learned that he didn't have much to be cheerful about during his life as a priest. He was given one difficult assignment after another and he often wasn't treated well by his Catholic Church, but he was never one to complain. In his diary he wrote, "I never met a pessimist who accomplished any good." Boy, did he live those words. No wonder they found his body in tact. No wonder they canonized him. His superiors may not have appreciated him but his people always loved him. I think you'll enjoy reading this. Soft cover, 197 pages.