In Due Season A Catholic Life

ISBN-10: 0470423331
ISBN-13: 9780470423332
Edition: 2009
Authors: Paul Wilkes, Wilkes
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Description: Paul Wilkes wanted to be like social justice advocate Dorothy Day, and spend his life with the poor. He wanted to be like Thomas Merton, and spend his life behind monastery walls, in prayer. He failed on both accounts. He only became himself.One of  More...

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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Paul Wilkes wanted to be like social justice advocate Dorothy Day, and spend his life with the poor. He wanted to be like Thomas Merton, and spend his life behind monastery walls, in prayer. He failed on both accounts. He only became himself.One of America's most respected writers on religious belief and spirituality, Paul Wilkes' search for God begins in a poor, working class family in Cleveland and winds through lonely nights in a factory, working his way through college; a surprising confrontation during the Cuban Missile Crisis; a torrid romance on the Indian Ocean; acceptance into an Ivy League school; the "perfect" marriage, which would fail.A man who seemingly had everything, one day he took the scripture literally and gave up everything he owned to live with the poor. But then, in a dizzying turnabout, he became a person he gradually could no longer recognize in the mirror. He spent his summers in the Hamptons, lived the life of the man about town, single, facile, popular, hollow. He knew Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Kurt Vonnegut, but not himself. He sat at the feet of the Dalai Lama. He was an avowed hedonist. He lived as a hermit at a Trappist monastery. He found true love and ran from it. He was a true son of the Church and a sinner beyond anything he might have imagined.Paul Wilkes's life is one of abysmal failure and ultimate triumph. Of a faith in God, battered and tried in the crucible of his life.

Author's Note
Introduction
Formation
The Seventh Child
A Vision
High School: The Man in the Ten-Way Suit
Coming Home, Leaving Home
College: Red Arrow Park
At Sea
One Hot Day ... and Night
Making It
A Young Reporter
The Big Time, More or Less
Home, Again
On the Streets
Unmaking It
Chips Days
Present
The Pilgrimage
Not Present
The Sofa
80 Winthrop
The Scent of a Woman
As Good As it Gets?
On the Playing Fields of the Hamptons
The Perfect Girl for You
Tracy
Getting Bearings
The Hermit
Almost
A Place to Park
Father Greer
Life, Lived
The Writing Life
A Monk, at Last
Why? Why Not?
Returning
Kolinovce
Worthy or Not
Return to St. Peter's
A Light in the Window
Acknowledgments
The Author

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