New Men: Inside the Vatican¬s Elite School for American Priests

Former Vatican correspondent Brian Murphy chronicles a year in the lives of six American seminarians, six "New Men," as they enter the Vatican's "West Point for priests" - the North American College in Rome - and struggle to leave a world in which they were great successes, for a life of service, celibacy, and self-denial. Each of these men - a top-gun Air Force pilot, a high-living New Orleans lawyer, a pair of brilliant twins from the top of their class at Harvard, a farm boy from North Dakota, and a Vietnamese refugee who survived the fall of Saigon - must adjust to an entirely new way of living, must find his own way through prayer, meditation, and honest scrutiny of his innermost doubts and fears.

075676033X ISBN
9780756760335 ISBN13