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Living Miracles: The Spiritual Sons of John Paul the Great
A new book by Br Randall J. Meissen, LC presents the vocation stories of an array of diocesan and religious priests who were inspired by John Paul II.

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Proceeds from the book go to support the Legion of Christ.

January 27, 2011. As the beatification of Pope John Paul II approaches this upcoming May 1, 2011, his spiritual sons are standing up and telling their stories. The third-longest papacy in history, extraordinarily fruitful in more ways than one, begot a fresh new generation of priests and religious who saw in John Paul II a model of modern holiness and an invitation to fearless discipleship.

The unique stories of 12 of his spiritual sons, both diocesan and religious priests from around the world, are gathered in a new book by Br Randall J. Meissen, LC, Living Miracles: The Spiritual Sons of John Paul the Great.

After a foreword by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of the Archdiocese of Denver and reflections from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston and Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte, North Carolina, the book profiles Fr. Ed Kelly (Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA), Fr. Peter Mitchell (Diocese of Lincoln, NE), Fr. Gary Dailey (Diocese of Springfield, MA), Fr. David Toups (Associate Director, Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C), Fr. Leonard Reisz (Diocese of Owensboro, KY), Fr. Jay Toborowsky (Diocese of Metuchen, NJ), Fr. Álvaro Corcuera (General Director of the Legion of Christ, Rome, Italy), Fr. Stephen Savel (Diocese of London, Ontario, Canada), Fr. Richard Mullins (Director of Multicultural Ministries, Diocese of Arlington, VA), Fr. Mark White (Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.), Fr. John Higgins (Archdiocese of New York, NY), and Fr. Anthony Denton (Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia).

From “second conversions” of already ordained priests to the first inspiration after a moment of eye contact with John Paul II in the midst of a crowd, each story bears unique witness to how the Holy Spirit worked through a man who gave himself completely over to God.

The book can be pre-ordered now on Amazon and all proceeds will go to support the priests and religious  of the Legion of Christ.

About the author:
Randall J. Meissen, LC, was just sixteen when he founded an Internet-based business for which he won a prestigious national award. After graduating from Rice University with a triple major in biology, classics, and ancient Mediterranean civilizations, he was accepted into medical school but chose instead to enter the seminary. Now preparing for the priesthood with the Legionaries of Christ, he has served as a seminary professor and as a research assistant at the Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person in New York. He can be reached at

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