Vows: The Story of a Priest, a Nun, and Their Son

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 17, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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Vows is a compelling story of one family's unshakable faith that to be called is to serve, however high the cost may be. Peter Manseau's riveting evocation of his parents' parallel childhoods, their similar callings, their experiences in the seminary and convent, and how they met while tending to the homeless of Roxbury, Massachusetts, during the riot-prone 1960s is a page-turning meditation on the effect that love can have on profound faith.
 

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This is a book that will be of importance to Catholics former Catholics former priests and women religious particularly those who experienced the Catholicism of preVatican II. It is a story touchingly ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
BRICK AND MORTAR 19
SACRED HEARTS 35
ACCORDING TO THY WILL 51
BENEDICAMUS DOMINO 75
BETHANY 91
RADICALIZED 103
BRIDES OF CHRIST 119
PREACHING WAITING 213
HOLY FAMILY 227
EX DAMNATO COITU 243
IN SEARCH OF 251
THE WORD MADE STRANGE 275
SMOKE AND MIRRORS 301
PRODIGAL SONS 313
MY LIFE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SECRET 329

PROPHETS OF DOOM 137
FROM MANY WOUNDS 155
CITY ON A HILL 169
HEARTSHAPED STONE 191
JUNE 14 I969 205
IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD 359
Exiles at Rest 367
List of Illustrations 379
Interview with Peter Manseaufrom Nerve com 387
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Peter Manseau is the author of Vows and coauthor of Killing the Buddha. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. A founding editor of the award-winning webzine KillingTheBuddha.com, he is now the editor of Search, The Magazine of Science, Religion, and Culture. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Washington, D.C., where he studies religion and teaches writing at Georgetown University.

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