“The story is told with . . . superb grace and wit.”—The New Yorker
“If reading it upsets you, do not be surprised. . . . Moore has eliminated our standard escapes from God—a secularized Kingdom or a romanticized past.”—America“A neat and striking story.”—Times Literary Supplement In the not-too-distant future, the Fourth Vatican Council has abolished private confession, clerical dress, and the Latin Mass, and opened discussions about a merger with Buddhism. Authorities in Rome are embarrassed by publicity surrounding a group of monks who stubbornly celebrate the old Mass in their island abbey off the coast of Ireland. The
clever, assured Father James Kinsella is dispatched to set things right. At Muck Abbey he meets Abbot Tomás, a man plagued by doubt who nevertheless leads his monks in the old ways. In the hands of the masterly Brian Moore, their confrontation becomes a subtle, provocative parable of doubt and faith.Loyola Classics are new editions of acclaimed Catholic novels.
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On a harsh, barren island off the coast of Ireland
stands Muck Abbey, the last spot on earth where
the traditional Latin Mass is still celebrated after the
reforms of the Fourth Vatican Council. A television
special has brought new attention and large crowds
to the activities on the island, to the displeasure of
church officials. Father James Kinsella is sent to put a
stop to things, but his confrontation with the monks,
especially the blunt Abbot O’Malley, will reveal
unexpected, challenging truths about all of them in
this spare, evocative novel of faith—and doubt.
Brian Moore (1921–1999) was born in Ireland and lived most of his adult life in Canada and the United States. He was the author of many novels, including Black Robe, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, and The Color of Bood.
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Book Description Vintage, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. A slight tan to the page edges. Good condition book. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006885984
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Book Description vintage, London: vintage, 1992., 2014. paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 'Brian Moore is astonishing. He tales a superb new turn in Catholics. dialogue so spare and true that it is difficult to imagine a more elegant novella, or to predict what Brian Moore can do to better it' The Times. 18/12/2014 1992. Bookseller Inventory # 1467
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