“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 was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1921. He served with the Ministry of War in North Africa, Italy, and France during the Second World War. He emigrated to Canada in 1948 and worked as a newspaper reporter for the Montreal Gazette from 1948 until 1952.
While living in Canada, Moore wrote his first three novels, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, The Feast of Lupercal, and The Luck of Ginger Coffey, the first two set in Belfast, the third in Montreal. In 1959 he moved to the United States, but Canada continued to play a role in his later novels, including I Am Mary Dunne, The Great Victorian Collection, and Black Robe. His many honours included two Governor General’s Awards for Fiction.
Brian Moore died in Malibu, California, in 1999.
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