| This Man Bernardin |
- Hardback book with Dust Jacket
- Text by Eugene Kennedy
- Photography of John H. White
- Preface by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
- Loyola Press
- Copyright 1996
" You [could, if you win the auction ;-)] hold in your hands a very special book.
Oversized and beautifully crafted, This Man Bernardin is the visual diary of one of our nation's foremost religious leaders - Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, the Archbishop of Chicago. "
" The 180 striking black-and-white photos featured in this book capture the essence of the man who is Bernardin.
Journey with the Cardinal from his Depression-era childhood to South Carolina to his present position as spiritual leader of the second-largest Catholic diocese in America - serving over 2.3 million parishioners. "
" Given unprecedented access to the Cardinal's daily life, Pulitzer-Prize-winning photojournalist John H. White takes you beyond the normal barriers and into the private life of a very public man.
Bernardin's own words - collected from pastoral letters, homilies, personal interviews, and other writings - have been chosen to frame White's stunning duotone photographs. "
" White and Bernardin first met in New York City in 1979, when White was assigned to cover Pope John Paul II's visit to the United States.
A special friendship grew between White, an African-American photojournalist and son of a Protestant minister, and Bernardin, then the Archbishop of Cincinnati and son of Italian immigrants.
With Bernardin's trust, White has been able to observe and record the life of an American cardinal as no other photographer before him. "
" In these pages you move with Cardinal Bernardin through his ministry - from boardrooms to hospital rooms, from cathedrals to prison cells.
You see the most highly publicized events of his life with new intimacy, including the national news conference after false allegations of sexual misconduct.
You witness the Cardinal deep in solitary prayer, you stand with him a few days after his cancer surgery, you walk with him in the mountains of his parents' homeland in Italy, you share his special visits with his ninety-one-year old mother. "
" The elegant text of award-winning author, psychologist, teacher, and friend Eugene Kennedy complements John H. White's poignant photography and leads the reader ever deeper into the world of This Man Bernardin. "
- " Preface by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
- Introduction by John H. White
- 1. Private Moments
A man at peace with himself
and with his God
- 2. Family
A child of Italian immigrants,
a son of the American South
- 3. Chicago's New Archbishop
The right man,
at the right time,
in the right city
- 4. The Leader
Moving the multitude
through action and example
- 5. The Shepherd
A cardinal who
connects with his flock
- 6. Agony and Triumph
A false accusation,
a battle with cancer
a fortress of faith
- 7. Moving Forward
So much more to do,
so much more to give
- Key Dates in the Life of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin "
The book is in excellent condition, but the dust jacket is worn with several tears.
No torn or ripped pages.
No markings or writing.