"Let me begin today, illumined by Thy light, to destroy this part of the natural man which lives in me in its entirety, the obstacle that constantly keeps me from Thy Love." Taught this prayer as a boy by his grandfather, James Dressler recites it each time he's tempted by earthly desires. Originally drawn to the priesthood by the mystery, purity, and sensual fabric of the Church, as well as by its promise of a safe harbor from his tempestuous home, James finds himself -- just a few years after his ordination -- attracted ...

Vestments 2011, Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis

ISBN-13: 9781571310866

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Vestments 2010, Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9781571310804