A Certain Slant: Faith-Informed Fiction   

Meetings on ZOOM

Thursdays 12:30-1:30 PM
June 29th -July 27th

Instructor: Fran McManus, RSM

In this five-week course we will examine how faith is portrayed as practice and shaping influence of the characters of three short novels.  The first class will introduce the three authors and provide an overview of the Catholic imagination in literature.  We will discuss the works in chronological order, devoting two sessions to The Diary of a Country Priest.

Required texts:

Mr. Blue (1928) by Myles Connelly, the biography of a modern fictional character who like St. Francis of Assisi commits himself to Lady Poverty.

The Diary of a Country Priest (1932) by George Bernanos, the story of a young French priest working to understand and serve his congregation.

The Ninth Hour (2017) by Alice McDermott focuses on the work of group of nursing nuns and the individuals they serve in Brooklyn.

Fee:  $50.00

(financial assistance is available, please email Joseph Nuzzi at jnuzzi@stfrancisnyc.org for information)