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Benedict of Bavaria an intimate portrait of the Pope and his homeland by Brennan C. Pursell

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Published by Circle Press in North Haven, Conn .
Written in English


  • Benedict -- XVI, -- Pope, -- 1927-,
  • Popes -- Biography

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementBrennan Pursell.
LC ClassificationsBX1378.6 .P87 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16774663M
ISBN 101933271175
LC Control Number2008014869

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This biography gives a glimpse into the true nature of Pope Benedict XVI: how his mind works, what his heart loves, and where his loyalties lie. Unlike other books about Cardinal Ratzinger/Pope Benedict, Pursell shows that like his Catholic faith, Benedict's Bavarian heritage is an inextricable part of who he is. Introduction --From small town Bavaria: Marktl Am Inn --A pilgrim in Alttting --The land between two rivers --Enduring the Nazis: a family in Traunstein --From boy to priest: Freising and Munich --North, south, and back again --The place he called home: Regensburg --Archbishop and cardinal --Called to Rome --The guillotine, --Rescuing. |a Introduction -- From small town Bavaria: Marktl Am Inn -- A pilgrim in Alttting -- The land between two rivers -- Enduring the Nazis: a family in Traunstein -- From boy to priest: Freising and Munich -- North, south, and back again -- The place he called home: Regensburg -- Archbishop and cardinal -- Called to Rome -- The guillotine. Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful from his popemobile in Marktl, the town in Bavaria, Germany, where he was born, on Monday Sept. 11,

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger was born on 16 April, Holy Saturday, , at Schulstraße 11, at in the morning in his parents' home in Marktl, Bavaria, was baptised the same day. He is the third and youngest child of Joseph Ratzinger Sr., a police officer, and Maria Ratzinger (née Peintner); his grand-uncle was the German priest-politician Georg essor: John Paul II. The intense description of Benedict’s sense of, heimat, homeland is evident throughout the entire book. When we think of Benedict’s predecessor, we think of Poland. Most appropriately, Benedict is a man that embodies all of the cultural, religious, academic and theological aspects of his beloved Bavaria. Biography. Apart from a short poem attributed to Mark of Monte Cassino, the only ancient account of Benedict is found in the second volume of Pope Gregory I's four-book Dialogues, thought to have been written in , although the authenticity of this work has been disputed. Gregory's account of this saint's life is not, however, a biography in the modern sense of the : c. AD 2 March , Norcia, Umbria, Kingdom .   In the February issue of Commonweal, Massimo Faggioli criticized Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for his collaboration with Cardinal Robert Sarah on a book titled From the Depths of Our Hearts, which argues that there is an intimate link between the priesthood and scriptural, theological, and pastoral positions espoused by each man can, of course, be challenged and debated.