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Benedict of Bavaria: An Intimate Portrait of the Pope and His Homeland

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Just in time for the Pope's April 2008 visit to the US Highlighting a little-known personal side of Pope Benedict XVI, this book places him in the context of his homeland, Bavaria a place which Brennan Pursell has come to know well through extensive travel and study over the last 12 years. Explore the extraordinary brilliance of Pope Benedict's mind and the universality of ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Catholic Word (first published March 31st 2008)
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Debbie
Jul 20, 2009 Debbie marked it as to-read
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I just bought this book at the DeSales University book store. It was on a table of "DeSales authors." I was delighted to see that the author, Brennan Pursell, is a convert to the faith, having read himself into the Church while at Harvard and being received into the Church at a monastery in Bavaria. He is currently a professor of history at DeSales and recently (as in Jan. 20, 2009) gave a lecture at Franciscan University of Steubenville. As these two schools are my daughter's top two picks, I w ...more
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Jan 07, 2014 Bob Bellamy rated it really liked it
Good look at the background of Pope Benedict XVI. While not the best overall biography of the pope, it holds an important place in looking at Benedict's roots.
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Aug 05, 2012 Roxanne rated it it was amazing
This is a dear portrait of a dear man and his connections to Bavaria. I just had to read this right before my trip! We’re going to visit his birthplace at Marktl am Inn.

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Now I know why I love this guy so much.
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