The Holy Mark: The Tragedy of a Fallen Priest


      The Holy Mark: The Tragedy of a Fallen Priest
In The Holy Mark, a disgraced and exiled Catholic priest from a powerful New Orleans family ponders his future and reflects on his twenty five years in the priesthood Father Tony probably should have never been a priest With his family s money, courtesy of ties to the New Orleans mob, he could have pursued his interest in literature or even worked with young boys only free of all those silly Church strictures But there was no priest in the Miggliore family, much to the shame of his immigrant Italian grandmother So at his birth, when the old woman beheld a peculiar mark on his head and declared it to be a sign from God a segno sacro in the only language she knew this grandson s destiny was set Those marked by God, though, are often marked by men as well Father Tony s jealous uncle will never forgive him for finding favor with the Miggliore matriarch And with his ties to the city s Catholic hierarchy, he ll plot to destroy his nephew if it takes the rest of his life Meanwhile Father Tony is determined to outwit his uncle and the Church, even if he has to conceal his identity and prowl the streets of New Orleans by night to do it A shocking novel of family, power, and revenge, The Holy Mark is the story of one reluctant priest caught between the cynicism of his own Southern upbringing and the political machinations of the Roman Catholic Church. New Download [ The Holy Mark: The Tragedy of a Fallen Priest ] author [ Gregory Alexander ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Gregory Alexander was born and raised in New Orleans After completing degrees in Psychology and American Literature, he taught English at several Catholic schools in the city His short stories, including the genesis of The Holy Mark, have appeared in independent and academically connected literary magazines across the country Mr Alexander has been a contributing book reviewer for the New Orleans Times Picayune He currently works as a Human Resource professional outside of New Orleans.

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  • Paperback
  • 283 pages
  • The Holy Mark: The Tragedy of a Fallen Priest
  • Gregory Alexander
  • English
  • 07 February 2019
  • 1626524998

10 thoughts on “ The Holy Mark: The Tragedy of a Fallen Priest

  1. says:

    I rate this book 4 stars as I would a particularly well written book about something like the Holocaust The subject matter is disturbing and offensive If anyone out there wonders why the Catholic church often gets a bad rap , read this book and it may help make itclear.I see that some other reviewers...

  2. says:

    The Holy Mark is a fine work of psychological depth, and complex effect The pedophile priest who justifies his every move, never considering the effect his actions have on others, speaks to us from his tower of narcissism, after having been banished to North Louisiana The novel is especially careful to render the causes of the priest s isolation and his progress toward predatory practices, so we see him as human, a victim, and horrible at the same time What I especially enjoyed, as well, The Holy Mark is a fine work of psychological depth, and complex effect The pedophile priest who justifies his ev...

  3. says:

    We received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review to be posted on The Review HartMichael review The Holy Mark is my read of the year It s also painfully, achingly moving It s meticulously edited and groomed, effortlessly albeit slowly paced, sk...

  4. says:

    Extremely well written and entertaining as hell as well as creepy AF The epitome of the unreliable narrator the story of a pederast priest is fascinating as road kill narrated by a man who is so delusional that it s scary In his eyes its not abuse its his giving beautiful attention to broken adolescents Inside the mind of a criminal and sick individual till the end fascinating as hell The denoument is like clockwork as the plot points all converge to damn our narrator to Extremely well written and entertaining as hell as well as creepy AF The epitome of the unreliable narrator the story of a pederast priest is fascinating as road kill narrated by a man who is so delusional that it s scary In his eyes its not abuse its his giving beautiful attention to broken adolescents Inside the mind of a ...

  5. says:

    In The Holy Mark The Tragedy of a Fallen Priest, we re introduced to a man who seems like the kind of person you d like to get to know smart, observant, caring, and full of interesting stories about the history and politics of New Orleans, the Catholic Church, and his large Italian family But as the title suggests, Father Tony has fallen on hard times Once a beloved teacher, born int...

  6. says:

    Top Pick In The Holy Mark, the narrator is a sexual predator who not only preys on boys he also seduces the reader Father Tony Miggliore tells his story with charm and unwavering confidence, making him quite a likable character Readers witness firsthand how easy it is to get comfortable with him, and to trust him He is graceful with his deceptions, and clever in describing his crimes so that they seem like acts of kindness Gregory Alexander has created a chillingly authentic predator.Father Top Pick In The Holy Mark, the narrator is a sexual predator who not only preys on boys he also seduces the reader Father Tony Miggliore tells his story with charm and unwavering confidence, making him quite a likable character Readers witness firsthand how easy it is to get comfortable with him, and to trust him He is graceful with his deception...

  7. says:

    Imagine what it would be like if your best friend were a sexual predator, and you ve got a pretty good idea of what reading The Holy Mark is like We re asked to identify with Father Tony Miggliore, a man who has always been physically unattractive, but perhaps as compensation, has developed immense personal charisma The first person narrative gives the impression that Father Miggliore is telling his story in deepest confidence, which has the effect of drawing the reader into complicity Imagine what it woul...

  8. says:

    We all have our opinions of the scandals that haunted the Roman Catholic Church in the past decennia Gregory Alexander tells a story from within the Church In The Holy Mark he introduces his readers to Louisiana based Father Tony Miggliore, the protagonist of the novel At what seems an Italian family saga at first sight, a son s upbringing, coming of age and calling to be a Catholic priest, shows already some psychologically twists Exposure to and engagement with boys is passion inWe all have our opinions of the scandals that haunted the Roman Catholic Church in the past decennia Gregory Alexander tells...

  9. says:

    If you are looking to read a psychologically impacting piece, then The Holy Mark is the book to pick up The book is recounted from the first person point of view, which helps draw the reader in to identify with the narrator The narrator, Father Tony Miggliore, preys on teenage boys and tries to justify his horrid actions at each turn Just imagine what you would feel if you found out someone close to you, say your best friend is a sexual predator, then you will have a close idea of what this If you are looking to read a psychologically impacting piece, then The Holy Mark is the book to pick up The book is recounted from the first person point of view, which helps draw the reader in to identify with the narrator The narrator, Father Tony Miggliore, preys on teenage boys and tries to justify his horrid actions at each turn Just imagine what you would feel if you found out someone close to you, say your best friend is a sexual predator, th...

  10. says:

    I won my copy from First ReadsThe Holy Mark is a really good book I grew up in a non religious home so I like to read about the impact religion has on different families and individuals The Holy Mark is very well written The Author at times had me feeling sorry for Father Tony who is a par...

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