Vatican waltz: a novel

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The new novel from the award-winning author of Breakfast with Buddha and Revere Beach Boulevard tells the story of a young Catholic woman jolted from a quietly devout life in pursuit of a mysterious calling. nbsp; Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming life outside of Boston, guided by her Catholic faith. When she loses her beloved grandmother, she begins experiencing "spells" of such intense spiritual intimacy that she wonders about her sanity. Devoted to her elderly father and not particularly interested in dating and socializing, she develops a deep friendship with her parish priest. His congregation sees him as provocative and radical, but he encourages Cynthia to explore her faith--however it presents itself.nbsp; When he is killed in a mysterious accident, a message begins to emerge from Cynthia's prayers: God is calling her to be the first female Catholic priest. Her revelation is met with ridicule by certain of the more reactionary officials she reaches out to within the Church. Unable to tune out the divine messages, she lets the power of unswerving faith drive her all the way to the Vatican in pursuit of a destiny she doesn't fully understand--and a turn of events that will inevitably bring long overdue change to the Catholic Church.
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Full title vatican waltz
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Last Update 2018-05-20 22:58:42PM
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display_description Manifesting intense religious episodes after losing first her grandmother and then her priest friend, Cynthia becomes convinced that God intends for her to become Catholicism's first female priest and pursues her belief all the way to the Vatican.
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subject_facet Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction, Large type books, Vatican City -- Fiction, Women -- Religious life -- Fiction
title_display Vatican waltz : a novel
title_full Vatican Waltz, Vatican waltz : a novel / Roland Merullo, Vatican waltz [text (large print)] / Roland Merullo
title_short Vatican waltz :
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topic_facet Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Religious life, Women