There are now a record sixty-four million Catholics in the United States, yet the number of priests is plummeting so fast that hundreds of parishes nationwide are closing down, placing ever more strain on those few who wear, or wish to wear, the Roman collar. Against this turbulent backdrop, Englert charts the journey of five men toward the priesthood at a seminary that specializes in 'second-career' priests - men who come to their vocation later than their college years.
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"Occasionally his comprehensiveness turns tedious; not every conversation or classroom lecture moves the story along. Nevertheless, readers will find his portrayal of priestly formation both compassionate and eye-opening." - PW.
" Because this book is written in slice-of-life style, recording all that is said and done in given situations, not all of the material presented leads somewhere, and certain sweeping statements are not entirely accurate." - Library Journal.
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