Abbà Pater

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Abbà Pater
Studio album by Pope John Paul II
Released March 23, 1999 (1999-03-23)
Genre Classical, sacred
Length 49:14
Language Italian, Latin, English
Label Sony Classical
Producer Vincent Messina and Leonardo De Amicis
Compiler Pope John Paul II

Abbà Pater (English: Good Father) is a devotional album from Pope John Paul II released in 1999 in anticipation of the Great Jubilee for Radio Vaticana. The album reached #175 on the Billboard album chart. The pontiff had reached #126 in 1979 with another album, "Pope John Paul II Sings At The Festival Of Sacrosong." Abbà Pater is made up entirely of original compositions. Many of the lyrics are derived from the Bible and Roman Catholic liturgy. The liner notes are composed in English, Italian, French and Spanish.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Leonardo De Amicis, except where noted:

  1. "Cercate il Suo Volto" ("English: Seek His Face") – 3:03
  2. "Cristo È Liberazione" ("English: Christ Is Freedom") – 3:25
  3. "Verbum Caro Factum Est" ("English: The Word Became Flesh") – 1:07
  4. "Abbà Pater" – 5:46
  5. "Vieni, Santo Spirito" ("English: Come, Holy Spirit") – 9:24
  6. "Padre, Ti Chiediamo Perdono" ("English: Father, We Ask Your Forgiveness") – 3:12
  7. "Dove C'è Amore C'è Dio" ("English: Where There Is Love, There Is God") (Stefano Mainetti) – 4:06
  8. "Padre Della Luce" ("English: Father of Light") – 4:26
  9. "Un Commandento Nuevo" ("English: A New Commandment") (Stefano Mainetti) – 3:00
  10. "Made di Tutte le Genti" ("English: Mother of All Mankind") – 5:37
  11. "La Legge Delle Beatitudini" ("English: The Law of the Beatitudes") – 6:08

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Worldwide 1999-03-23 Sony Classical Compact Disc, Cassette tape, Minidisc 61705

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard 200 175[1]
Top Heatseekers 6[2]

Sales[edit]