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Mr. Father : Father Mike Bassano's global quest for spiritual authenticity
McNally, Michael P., author.
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[United States] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
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204 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
"'Why did you do this?' young Mike Bassano asks, staring up at the crucifix in his boyhood church in Binghamton, New York. A seemingly simple questions--it will take a lifetime of service on three continents for answers to arise. In Chile, during the late 80s, Father Mike witnesses the devastating effects of systematic violence committed on the poor by the merciless regime of Augusto Pinochet. No longer abstract rhetoric, the Gospels emerge as a call to action. He is beaten, tear gassed, and arrested for demonstrating against human rights violations. In Thailand, during the early 2000s, Father Mike clashes with fellow clergy still attached to the limitations within institutional religion. Disillusioned, he commits himself to deep introspection. In 2003, he awakens to the universal truths present in all faiths. With a renewed sense of mission, he begins working at a Buddhist temple/AIDS hospice. Over the next four years, he discovers the infinite rewards of simple service. The sick and dying call him Khoon Pauw--Mr. Father."--back cover.
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Dudley Branch Library BV2300.C35 M36 2012 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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