Il mondo, la carne e Padre Smith
La vita e i pensieri di un ingenuo e, al tempo stesso, disincantato secerdoto, pieno di buona volontyà e di comprensione per tutti gli uomini, peccatori inclusi. Un capolavoro di umorismo e di toccante umanità.
Library Binding, TEADUE, 272 pages
Published March 1989 by Editori Associati
(first published 1944)
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Beautifully written story about a Catholic priest in a small industrial city in Scotland during World War I, the 1920s and the 1930s. Deals with anti-Catholic bigotry, the everyday travails of living as a Christian and the meaning of sin. Very well written; like taking a trip back in time to a simpler era. I had to keep looking up out of date phrases.
I first read this book when I was in high school, and I loved it. Reread it to see if I could still find anything in it, and I did. it's a gentle book,with musings about the world, the Catholic church, and it's meaning and purpose.
Mar 03, 2012 John Schneider rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I read this very insightful and humorous books as a seminarian on the advice of an old priest. Now that I am priest I appreciate this book even more! Far from being an intimidating read, this book opens up the reader to a much different way of life and love - the parish priest. I understand now why that older priest suggested that I should read it every year. If you want to understand what the priesthood is really about, read this little book.
A Book of the Month Club selection back in 1945, this hilarious book by Bruce Marshall tells the story of Father Smith, a catholic priest in a Scottish city, of his friends, the exiled French nuns, of the Bishop, of Monsignor O'Duffy, who wages simple, violent war against simple sins, of father Bonnyboat, the liturgical scholar and all the people who come into the gentle orbit of Father Smith. Three decades are covered.
A great story of what the Catholic church in Scotland was like in the early 20th century. The story lines lead Father Smith and the others to compare views on life and on the Catholic faith. Since Scotland at that time was anti-Catholic, there is good discussion on the variances and on the ecumenism that comes naturally to people who are generally good of heart.