Religion: Crusade

The pale, ailing little priest prepared for his speech as usual, by spending four or five hours in concentrated prayer. This time, he fainted as he knelt in prayer, and had to be carried to the rostrum. There his strength returned and the words poured from him with such power and passion that many of his hearers wept.

To Father Riccardo Lombardi such experiences as this one in Sicily are part of the day's work. But the day's work to Father Lombardi smacks of the miraculous, for he feels himself to be a man possessed. "It is not I who do these...

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