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Celibate: A Memoir

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When twenty-eight-year-old Maria Giura fell in love with Catholic priest Father James Infanzi, she had no idea how needy and angry they both were nor how complicated their attraction would become.

His attention seemed to fill the void left by her fractured family, but he also seemed to be a sign for her to finally face the celibate vocation she'd been running from ever
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Published October 1st 2019 by Apprentice House
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Gilion Dumas
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When she was a young woman, Maria Giura fell in love with a Catholic priest. In her new memoir, Celibate, Giura writes about their complicated, angry relationship and how it led her to finally find her true calling.

In working through her history with Father Infanzi, Giura writes about how she began to appreciate that neither partner in their relationship was all right or all wrong; everyone brings emotional wounds from youth into adult relationships. Unlike what she felt at the time, Giura came
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Marisa Labozzetta
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
To be celibate is a choice made by a young woman who has exited a journey in search of love and belonging. Maria Giura takes the reader on that journey, sparing no details. We suffer her need to find place in a disrupted family and in her tenuous and unsatisfactory love affair with a selfish priest. We feel her pull away and acquiesce; her pleasure and her anguish; her anger and her compassion. This is an extraordinary memoir that attempts to explain choices made along that journey and then a ...more
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