Candlelights: Memories of a Former Religious Brother by Karla H. Marco

By Karla H. Marco

An artistic non-fiction, in line with the stories of a former member of a Christian monastic congregation. it's a close-up view of non secular vocation, contemplative existence, and clergy misbehavior.

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When Claire came to his life, everything in Kari seemed to gravitate towards her. She became Kari’s steady girlfriend when she entered college. He was in the College of Law. ” She probably didn’t know how he was burdened by so many past and present baggage which he regularly unloaded on her. Claire was patient and uncomplaining. She listened to his complaints and disappointments. She made everyday life for Kari more bearable. She greatly appreciated Kari’s performance in law school. With Claire at the center, life acquired more buoyancy for Kari.

I’m from the city; but I’m working nearby. I happened to see your sign on the road and I sort of took an interest in your way of life. ” Although Kari was direct to the point, he was tentative in his delivery of words. His serious demeanor took the interest of Fr. Anthony. “Well, yes, of course, but we have procedures. You know… the usual steps. ” Fr. Anthony listened as Kari went on narrating his Guimaras experience; the horrendous episodes omitted. He talked about his unfitness for a very strict Trappist life and he considered his visit there as a retreat.

Fr. Gabriel could not grasp the confusion of both darkness and light in the behavior and language of Kari. He could not come up with a reconciling view about the mixing of the rational and irrational in Kari’s disclosures. How should he separate Kari’s vision-mission from Kari’s wounds. How could he avoid being branded as a compassionate but intellectually irresponsible interpreter—that is, unprofessional? Yes, Kari’s lucidity about his response to a calling was quite rational. But Kari’s contradictory handling of himself in relation to his past and present cannot possibly constitute rational responses.

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