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"Karol Wojtyła, Pope John Paul II, was a man whose life was the expression of a richly textured and multidimensional soul. The many layers of that soul took on their first, mature form in Kraków." (George Weigel)

In this beautiful spiritual travelogue, New York Times best-selling author George Weigel leads listeners through the historic streets of Kraków, Poland, introducing one of the world's great cities through the life of one of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time.

"To follow Karol Wojtyła through Kraków is to follow an itinerary of sanctity while learning the story of a city." Weigel writes. "Thus, in what follows, the story of Karol Wojtyła, St. John Paul II, and the story of Kraków are interwoven in a chronological pilgrimage through the life of a saint that reveals, at the same time, the dramatic history and majestic culture of a city where a boy grew into a man, priest, a bishop - and an apostle to the world."

With notes on the city's remarkable fabric by Carrie Gress, City of Saints offers an in-depth look at a man and a city that made an indelible impression on the life and thought of the Catholic Church and the 21st century world.

©2015 George Weigel (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Amazing

The narrator was perfect. An excellent history of Krakow and all it's riches, and St John Pauls love for Krakow.

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Walking with a saint

This book takes you along the footsteps and into the heart of JP2. I was just in Kraków and it made the city come alive. I recommend this to anyone looking to learn more about John Paul II and especially if you will be visiting Kraków.

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