Nurturing the Souls of Our Children

Nurturing the Souls of Our Children

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The Sin of Obedience is one of the few works of fiction or non-fiction that looks profoundly and with deep personal reflection into the training of a Catholic priest. The novel, rich and accurate in detail, is the story of a young prodigy torn with between the rigid religious traditions and convictions of his mother and the more-humanity-oriented respect for freedom of his father. Building on his own experiences, including being the subject of sexual abuse by a seminary teacher, the author unfolds a picture of religious life in which the cornerstones of celibacy and a vow of obedience have forced seminarians and priests to make difficult and often impossible decisions in their own personal lives. This well-crafted story enables the reader to go along with a young boy, seminarian and priest on his idealistic pursuit and mission and the consequences he has to face as a result.In that way, the answers to my questions about education came directly from my personal experience with my ... To Thine ownself be true/And it must follow, as the night the day/Thou canst not then be false to any manaquot; {Hamlet, act 1, sc 3).

Title:Nurturing the Souls of Our Children
Author:Robert Mitchell
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2005


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