Posts Tagged ‘Pope John XXIII’

John XXIII – peasant, priest, pope and people lover

Friday, November 4th, 2011

The saint whose story inspires me the most is Blessed Pope John XXIII. Born into a peasant family, one of 13 children, he wore hand-me-down clothes until he was in gradate school. He was unabashedly human. He smoked cigarettes, drank wine and enjoyed eating. He was elected pope at the age of 77 in 1958 Read more