Pope John XXIII
Pope Saint John XXIII (Latin: Ioannes XXIII; Italian: Giovanni XXIII) born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, Italian pronunciation: [ˈandʒelo dʒuˈzɛppe roŋˈkalli]; 25 November 1881 – 3 June 1963) reigned as Pope from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963 and was canonized on 27 April 2014. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was the fourth of fourteen children born to a family of sharecroppers who lived in a village in Lombardy. He was ordained to the priesthood on 10 August 1904 and served in a number of posts, including papal nuncio in France and a delegate to Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. In a consistory on 12 January 1953 Pope Pius XII made Roncalli a cardinal as the Cardinal-Priest of Santa Prisca in addition to naming him as the Patriarch of Venice. Roncalli was elected pope on 28 October 1958 at age 76 after 11 ballots. His selection was unexpected, and Roncalli himself had come to Rome with a retu... More
Pope John XXIII Quotes
Pope John XXIII #Age #Best #Men
Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Pope John XXIII #Family #Women
Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.
Pope John XXIII #Alone #Equality #Peace #Trust
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
Pope John XXIII #Dad
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Pope John XXIII #Death
I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.
Pope John XXIII #Family #Society
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Pope John XXIII #Good
A peaceful man does more good than a learned one.
Pope John XXIII #Great
See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
Pope John XXIII #Inspirational
I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
Pope John XXIII #Dreams
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII #Work
It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention.