Thanks for joining CV Offline Summer Bookclub! This May, we read The Power and the Glory, a novel by Catholic author Graham Greene.
It tells the fictional story of a ‘whisky priest,’ the last surviving Roman Catholic clergyman in communist Mexico during a time of intense persecution.
As the priest travels from one town to the next, bringing the Sacraments to the underground Church, he grapples with the weight of his past sins. He is frequently given the opportunity to escape across the border, but the whisky priest is torn between his desire to live and his vocation to serve the Church.
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