The Secrets of Saint John Paul DVD

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BBC broadcaster Edward Stourton was ushered into a room in one of Europe's most celebrated libraries, and shown a pile of papers so sensitive that only a handful knew they existed. They were the intimate letters of a saint-Pope John Paul II-to a Polish-American woman. This documentary reveals these letters to the world for the first time-opening an unprecedented window into the inner life of a man in the act of making history.

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  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

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"In 2014, BBC broadcaster Edward Stourton was granted access to more than 300 personal letters between John Paul and the Polish American philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, which were archived in the National Library of Poland. The three-decades-long correspondence was intimate and candid, revealing the pope's spiritual, philosophical, and political doubts and concerns. This treasure trove of historical correspondence is examined in the rather luridly titled PBS documentary 'The Secrets of Saint John Paul,' directed by Richard Denton." - Boston Globe

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"...likely to be of interest to many and is recommended." - Video Librarian

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • The Secrets of Saint John Paul

    In 2014, BBC broadcaster Edward Stourton was ushered into a room in one of Europe's most celebrated libraries. Watched over by its director, he was shown a pile of papers so sensitive that only a handful of staff knew of their existence.
    They were the intimate letters of a saint - Pope John Paul II - to a Polish-American woman, Anna-Theresa Tymieniecka, a fellow philosopher and translator for his book, The Acting Person. They testify to an intimate side of his life the Vatican has kept secret for decades. They crackle with human emotion as they meditate on the nature of love and human relationships. They reflect his struggle against Communism in Poland, and his shaping of Catholicism into the spiritual wellspring of an opposition movement that would - as he had always believed - bring about a revolution and sweep away the Soviet Empire.
    This documentary reveals these letters to the world for the first time - opening an unprecedented window into the inner life of a man in the act of making history.

    This DVD features subtitles in English