Father Elijah: An Apocalypse

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Ignatius Press, 1996 - 596 pages
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Michael O'Brien presents a thrilling apocalyptic novel about the condition of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of time. It explores the state of the modern world, and the strengths and weaknesses of the contemporary religious scene, by taking his central character, Father Elijah Schafer, a Carmelite priest, on a secret mission for the Vatican which embroils him in a series of crises and subterfuges affecting the ultimate destiny of the Church. The Pope and the Cardinal Secretary of State call him out of obscurity and give him a task of the highest sensitivity: to penetrate into the inner circles of a man whom they believe may be the Antichrist. Their purpose: to call the Man of Sin to repentance, and thus to postpone the great tribulation long enough to preach the Gospel to the whole world.
 

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This was an interesting read for me. As a spiritualist atheist (and therefore the Bad Guy in the story), I found it fascinating to find more similarities than differences between my belief system and ... Read full review

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User Review  - StMaryParishOttawa - LibraryThing

review by Jackie Flowers: Jan 7, 2018 Genre: adult Author is local and lives in Combermere, Ontario. He is a full time artist as well. Page turner Good take on the apocalypse Priest going through the ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
11
Carmel
15
Rome
31
The Vatican
51
Assisi
74
Ruth
90
Naples III
111
IO Warsaw
238
The Confession
265
Another Confession
288
The Conference
317
Rome
351
Rome
369
Foligno
391
Rome
434

Isola di Capri
137
Rome
160
Rome
194
Advent
463
In Pectore
493
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Michael D. O'Brien, iconographer, painter, and writer, is the popular author of many best-selling novels including Father Elijah, Strangers and Sojourners, Elijah in Jerusalem, The Father's Tale, Eclipse of the Sun, Sophia House, The Lighthouse, and Island of the World. His novels have been translated into twelve languages and widely reviewed in both secular and religious media in North America and Europe.

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