To Become a Priest DISCONTINUED


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A Love Story

By Dan Adler

Thirteen-year-old Danny Bates is obsessed with becoming a Catholic priest, and he enters Southport, Wisconsin’s Resurrection Seminary in 1957. But a tragic fire in Chicago ignites doubts about the God Danny is so eager to serve, and he falls in love with Jessica Fernettan, his best friend Pat’s twin sister. As Jessica urges both Danny and Pat to leave the seminary, and with the Church in a period of dramatic change following its second Vatican Council, the young seminarians face agonizing choices. In a powerful and sensitive account of competing personal values, the book follows the intertwined lives of these three friends over the next 40 years to a memorable ending at the place where their story began.

Paperback, 344 pages.

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