The Grace of Saints
|Binding||Book - Hardback|
|Discount Price||$18.75 (25% discount)|
St. Brigid Church was one of San Francisco's great landmarks in the early 1990s. The church itself had weathered depressions and natural disasters, epic earthquakes and a massive fire. Its vibrant and active congregation had more than sufficient funds. But in 1993, without warning or any real explanation, the Catholic Archdiocese ordered its doors be closed. " The Grace of Saints" is the story of how a unique group of believers came together in a crusade to save their church. What they discovered would be devastating: that around the country, Catholic parishes like theirs were being shuttered to hide sex abuse charges that plagued the higher echelons of the church. Soon there were near daily headlines that shocked the world. But still this unlikely group of heroes--led by a renegade lawyer, a reformed Catholic, and an anti-establishment priest--continued to meet weekly, to fight, to prove that their beloved St. Brigid was worth saving. A dramatic narrative that takes readers from the streets of San Francisco to the halls of the Vatican, "The Grace of Saints" is about injustice and betrayal, about redemption and grace. But what veteran journalist Julian Guthrie also delivers is a book that finally sheds light on the real, everyday consequences of the greatest scandal to have rocked the church. And when it builds to its tragic but beautiful conclusion, readers can't help but ask themselves: what is "my" sacred place? and is it worth fighting for?