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Writer Bruce Marshall. Wikimedia Commons

The Man of the Eleventh Hour

CultureAlessandra Banfi

The parable of the owner of the vineyard, on which the Scottish writer based his most famous novel. Father Gaston, Father Malachi, Father Smith: stories of priests. All of Marshall’s books speak of the Grace of the Christian Event.

Graham Greene. Wikimedia Commons

Total Painful Sympathy

CultureGiancarlo Giojelli

This is what one feels reading the novels by this English writer, a convert to Catholicism at the age of 23 because of a woman whom he later married. During his life, he was a journalist, traveler, writer, spy for British intelligence, and film critic.

Sunset falling on a Mexican Desert. Photo by Tomas Castelazo via Wikimedia Commons
'Santorini #6' by William Congdon via Flickr

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CultureMarco Bardazzi

In 1951, in the very same year of his public recognition as an artist, he left America and its “world of crazy rebels” to go in search of the Truth. “That rage, that fury had to become Love,” he said much later, after his conversion.

'Winter Naples'. Artist William Congdon via Flickr

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CultureMarco Bardazzi

In 1951, in the same year of his public recognition as an artist, he left America and its “world of crazy rebels” to go in search of the Truth. “That rage, that fury had to become Love,” he said after his conversion. Now Providence is welcoming him home.