The prayer
(2013)

Nonfiction

eBook

Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : iUniverse, 2013
Made available through hoopla
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9781491703953 (electronic bk.) MWT12106079, 1491703954 (electronic bk.) 12106079
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

An old Irish priest, dying in a hospital in Boston, meets a young Jewish man, a doctor in training. Although they dont know it yet, they have little in commonexcept for their painful pasts. Still, Dr. K (his Polish last name is unpronounceable to the nurses) agrees to sit vigil on what could be Father OMalleys final night of mortality. The priest soon speaks, reliving his bloody past in Ireland, where he fought in a failed revolution of 1916 as one of the rebels. Dr. K, a former inmate of multiple Nazi concentration camps, can relate to the old mans sense of failure. He was unable to save his family from the camps and is now the last remaining member of that family. In their conversation, Father OMalley makes it clear that despite differences in faith, all men bleed red blood and all men deserve redemption. OMalley prays he will see the sun of one more daya final sign of Gods eternal forgiveness for past mistakes. Dr. K faces the guilt he has tried hard to forget. By morning, they are changed men; by morning, if theyre lucky, the Lord will hear them both

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