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.
- 283 pages
- The Holy Mark: The Tragedy of a Fallen Priest
- Gregory Alexander
- 07 February 2019 Gregory Alexander