And it was stupendous.
_OL_ was a riveting, endearing look at the riches of the East by one of the greatest lights of the West. I approached the encyclical looking for nitty-gritty, brass-tack, practical dogmatic and ecclesiological insights. But, instead, I got a stirring expose of the heart of monasticism, the heart of Christianity, and, without doubt, the heart of our dear John Paul II.
Treat yourself, read it.