A Pope for 33 Days. A Priest for 43 Years. A Teacher Even Today

John Paul I

For little more than a month in the late summer of 1978, Pope John Paul I captured the word’s attention. For more than four decades, Father — and eventually Cardinal –Albino Luciani inspired those who know him well and loved him dearly.

From his birth in northern Italy in 1912, to the Vatican’s acceptance of his cause for canonization in 2003 (an initial step in the process of becoming a saint) The Smiling Pope: The Life and Teaching of John Paul I presents the story of the gentle and genial pontiff who chose “Humility” for his episcopal motto, and who lived it so well.

And now, published for the first time in English, are Pope John Paul I’s insights and lessons on:

Faith, Hope and Love
Never Losing Heart
The Role of Education in the Family
And many more

About the Editors

In October 1978, Ray and Lauretta Seabeck founded the Missionary Servants of Pope John Paul I. The organization works closely with Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Haiti.

About the Author

A Carmelite nun who wishes to remain anonymous wrote the biographical material for this book

About the Translator

Writer and translator Lori Pieper, who holds a doctorate in history from Fordham University, translated the Pope’s words from Italian into English.

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To learn more about the Seabecks, or to receive the journal Papa Luciani – Humiltas (the English version of the one published at the Centro Papa Luciani in Italy), write to:

Ray and Lauretta Seabeck
The Missionary Servants of John Paul I
7845 SW 186th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97007
(503) 430-0272


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