Putting his life on the line
Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Well Written, Lyrical life, Informative
Best Uses: Vocation, Gift, Younger Readers, Reference, Ireland, Catholic priest abuse, Mexico
Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader
First English-language memoir by an ex member of this secretive Catholic Religious Order; since its conception it has been shrouded in mystery and the founder, Mexican priest Fr. Maciel, surrounded by accusation of sexually abusing his seminarians. As he finished his memoir the author was sued by the Legion for his work in exposing them on www.regainnetwork.org; book also contains first hand experience of growing up in Dublin in the 50s and being recruited at an early age for these high-powered Catholic Marines and assimilating Mexican and Hispanic culture, life as a missionary in Mexico, city and province; surviving depression and a nervous breakdown "with a little help from my friends"