Very Good in Very Good-dust jacket. Binding is clean, sound and unworn except covers' lower fore corners are very lightly bumped. Contents are almost as new. Very minor wear and soil on the price-clipped DJ.; First Printing of the First Edition. Red cloth spine, light ream boards, HARDCOVER, bright silver lettering. RELIGION. At age 14, he entered a seminary at Holy Trinity, Alabama, and became a student for the missionary priesthood. After seven years, just six weeks before he was to profess his vows, he left. The memory and meaning of that time have haunted him ever since, and in this remarkable book he looks into the past and present to search for answers. He was not the only boy who left-all but one of his classmates are out in the world, and many of the men who taught them are no longer priests. In this book he traces their lives, asking, each in turn, why they left, what happened to their faith. This is a moving account of the forces that drew Hendrickson and his classmates to the priesthood and of the forces that ultimately wrenched them away. And in the telling, he vividly recreates the life of the seminary: the ritual, the dedicated and sometimes misguided priests, the moments of profound spirituality which marked them all forever. He also shares the fears, dreams, high spirits and occasional high jinks of adolescent boys living out the most private moments of their lives in full view of one another.; 8-3/4" Tall; 330 pages.
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