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Abba Pater
Pope John Paul II
Abba Pater
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Christian
 
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Accompanied by a resplendently rhythmic score and including an intriguing blend of classical, world, and contemporary western music, Abba Pater is Pope John Paul II's uplifting message to the faithful everywhere. Released ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Pope John Paul II
Title: Abba Pater
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Sbme Import
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Christian
Styles: Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews, Pop & Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646170526, 5099706170525, 9399700063363, 2605000030996

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Accompanied by a resplendently rhythmic score and including an intriguing blend of classical, world, and contemporary western music, Abba Pater is Pope John Paul II's uplifting message to the faithful everywhere. Released in timely celebration of Holy Week and Easter, and in anticipation of the millennial Great Jubilee pilgrimage, this sacred inner expedition of sound explores universal themes of spirituality such as praise, forgiveness, and brotherly love. Abba Pater is the first musical CD ever to feature the most famous man in the world, whose dramatic and moving words delivered on these tracks are culled from archival recordings from the first 20 years of his papacy. In five beautifully expressed languages, the Pope sings, chants, and prays for the healing of humankind, all of which is perhaps best summed up by the words in Psalm 26: "I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." --Paige La Grone

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Lovely. Uplifting. A Blessing.
Kimberly B. Stone | Colorado, USA | 04/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Perhaps this will be a rather strange review of this CD, but in writing it this way, I mean only to illustrate that there is something special in this CD even for those who are not Roman Catholic. Additionally, I write this review on the very day that Pope John Paul II may leave this life and enter the next.

I am not Roman Catholic. I have never studied the Catholic faith. I never attended Catholic schools. I have strong and irreconcilable disagreements with the Roman Catholic church's policies in many areas.

That said....

I have this CD of John Paul II's voice, with accompanying music, saying prayers. I am writing this Amazon review to say that I truly find it uplifting and comforting.

Even without knowing the Latin or Italian, perhaps even without being a Christian at all, it is possible to appreciate this very special music. It's beautifully composed and performed. This CD is not at all the stiff and formal liturgy you might associate with the Catholic Church. There is rhythm, joy, a variety of music with world flavor, and a loveliness to this CD.

Music is the universal language. This composition is spiritual poetry in that universal language. I hope you will listen to it and find its blessings."
Unforgettable...
Ollie | Warsaw, Poland | 04/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a Pole, I've never experienced such a soul gathering as we've had throughout the last week. Commercial radio stations speak through our Holy Father's voice - Appa Pater. "All yours" the Pope used to say. Now he gives us the chance to once again listen to him, and him only... I never thought I would listen to this cd, but now I do, over and over again."
No, that's not Phil Collins on the cover
Tim Drake | Saint Joseph, Minnesota | 04/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's Pope John Paul II. This is a CD to cherish. World beat music with the Pope speaking, praying, even singing. The Pope singing the "Our Father" alone is worth the cost of the CD. I love this CD. My wife loves this CD. My children love this CD. You will not be able to listen to it with a dry eye. Pope John Paul has given us a gift of himself for the Jubilee year and beyond."