The Guest of Night by Lucy Underwood Healy

The Guest of Night by Lucy Underwood Healy

The Guest of Night

Three teenagers are drawn into the hidden underside of Elizabethan England: a world where how you pray can get you hanged, and misplaced trust can kill.  Catholicism is forbidden in this world, and Catholics walk the line between faith and fear. Protestant Stephen distrusts treacherous Papists but values his friendship with Catholic Hugh; Hugh and Bridget resent Protestant tyranny but find themselves relying on Stephen’s help – and his silence.  All of them understand both less and more than their parents realize of the dangers hovering on the margins of their lives.  And this is the kind of volatile mix that can put nooses round necks.

Paperback: $19.95  |  Kindle/Nook: $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

“Lucy Underwood Healy writes with impressive lucidity and authenticity. From the very beginning of The Guest of Night, we are immersed in a world of dangerous intrigue, rich historical detail and acute observation. She has created a cast of full-blooded characters whose story will absorb and engage us.” – Nick Warburton, Winner of the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award, the Sandford St Martin Award and the Tinniswood Award

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucy Underwood-Healy grew up in Cambridge, England.  She received her BA in History and English from Oxford University, and completed postgraduate studies at Cambridge University.  The Guest of Night, her first novel, grew in symbiosis with her research into Elizabethan England and its religious conflicts.  A mother and scholar as well as a writer, she lives in St Albans, England with her husband and children. 

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La Redención de San Isidro: Una historia de misericordia y amor

by Padre Lorenzo Eduardo Tucker, SOLT

—¿Eres un SACERDOTE? —gruñó el hombre feroz— ¡cuando la ira al rojo vivo se filtraba por cada poro de su cuerpo macizo como una roca!—

Y así, comienza el fascinante diario misionero del Padre John Landon, miembro de una nueva comunidad misionera llamada: Los Misioneros de Santa María y Las Tres Divinas Personas, con sede en Las Cruces, Nuevo México, que ilustra al lector de una manera muy poderosa y concisa, la dinámica espiritual esencial del trabajo misionero: es ¡todo sobre el Espíritu!

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TESTIMONIOS

“¡Una aventura que te lleva al borde de tu asiento en el Espíritu Santo desde las primeras líneas! ¡Una historia que te involucrará desde principio a fin!” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, O. P., autor de: “La espiritualidad narrativa de la Divina Comedia de Dante”

“Un sueño de un libro sobre el poder del bien en presencia del mal.” – Annie Monaghan, asesora principal de políticas (jubilada), oficina del viceprimer ministro, Londres, Reino Unido

La Redención de San Isidro es una mirada encantadora, inspiradora y única sobre la relación entre la verdadera Iglesia Católica y la población asolada por el crimen en partes de México. La novela narra cómo un sacerdote misionero y su equipo superan años de corrupción en un pueblo de México con la ayuda de buenos católicos que se enfrentan a los problemas de un párroco adicto al juego. Me recuerda al famoso best-seller y la película: “El pequeño mundo de Don Camillo” sobre un sacerdote y un alcalde comunista en Italia, después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Esta brillante novela del P. Larry Tucker, SOLT, quien hizo obra misional en México, nos da lo que necesitamos para ver la crisis descrita en los documentos de la Iglesia con una luz fresca y esperanzadora.” – Ronda Chervin, Ph. D., profesora emérita de filosofía en el Holy Apostles College and Seminary, escritora y presentadora de radio y televisión católica.

PREGUNTAS DE ESTUDIO PARA ESTUDIANTES

Mientras leen esta novela, los estudiantes católicos pueden reflexionar sobre las siguientes preguntas para debatir. Tenga en cuenta que las siguientes son solo algunas de las preguntas que se abordan en esta intrigante historia llena de acción que tiene lugar en el misterioso y vasto desierto de Chihuahua, al norte de México. Los estudiantes sacarán a la luz a otros mientras, se involucran en el libro:

  • Cuando el hombre hace un mal uso de su libre albedrío y ocasiona graves daños al mundo que lo rodea, ¿responde Dios de otra manera que no sea el ejercicio de su voluntad permisiva?
  • ¿No es Dios también libre de ejercer su amor en el mundo?
  • ¿Es Dios pasivo ante las debilidades y sufrimientos de sus hijos?
  • ¿Dios simplemente se sienta y ve al mundo “irse por un tubo” mientras su creación… la humanidad… contamina el medio ambiente humano y, en consecuencia, el medio ambiente natural al abrazar el mal moral?
  • La libertad humana, y el respeto de Dios por esa libertad, es un reflejo de la gran profundidad y autenticidad del amor de Dios por sus hijos. Entonces, ¿por qué el hombre actúa como si estuviera “solo”?
  • ¿Puede… debería… “hacerlo solo” para resolver el quebrantamiento dentro de sí mismo, el entorno humano y el entorno natural?
  • ¿Hay alguna esperanza para el hombre y el mundo?

“Alzo mis ojos a las colinas, de donde vendrá mi ayuda. ¡Mi ayuda viene del Señor que hizo el cielo y la tierra! ” (Salmo 121 1-2)

Sobre el Autor

Padre Tucker nació el 26 de Mayo de 1955 en Manhattan, Nueva York. Es un sacerdote misionero bilingüe de la Sociedad de Nuestra Señora de la Santísima Trinidad y ha servido en México, Belize, Guatemala, Inglaterra, Texas y Nueva York.

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Cuando se trata de el escandaloso problema de la pobreza global, como también la destrucción continua y suicida de nuestro ambiente natural, si una persona no es parte de la solución, lo más probable es que ese individuo forma parte del problema; indiferencia en cuanto a estos asuntos, contrario a la opinión popular, no se clasifica como una posición neutra.

Un multi-billonario llamado Benjamin Lake era completamente indiferente y parte del problema hasta el momento en que una serie de experiencias profundas le transformaron su corazón… ¡completamente! A Quienes El Corazón Decidió Amar es una historia de cómo una persona, por medio del amor misericordioso de Dios, llegó a ser parte de la solución.

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TESTIMONIALS

 

“Cuando leí la última página, y por fin pude dejar el libro, me hizo cuestionar profundamente lo que el mundo contemporáneo valora, y me hizo valorar, sin reserva, la riqueza del amor redentivo que con nada se puede comprar.” – Annie Monaghan, Asesora de Políticas (Retirada): Oficina del Primer Viceministro, Londres, Reino Unido

“El protagonista del libro del Padre Tucker no nada mas te forzará a pensar sobre ti mismo pero también te motivará a pensar en el prójimo y en el amor al prójimo.” – Monseñor Richard M. Figliozzi, Antiguo Director de la Oficina de la Nueva Evangelización, Diócesis de Rockville Centre, Long Island, Nueva York

SOBRE EL AUTOR

Padre Tucker nació el 26 de Mayo de 1955 en Manhattan, Nueva York. Es un sacerdote misionero bilingüe de la Sociedad de Nuestra Señora de la Santísima Trinidad y ha servido en México, Belize, Guatemala, Inglaterra, Texas y Nueva York.

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SOBRE EL TRADUCCIÓN

Cortesía de Adriana y Arturo Campbell — Adriana y Arturo, son Estadounidenses naturalizados nacidos en México, cuya crianza y experiencia de vida les ha permitido gozar de un dominio de los idiomas de Inglés y Español, y un aprecio profundo de ambas culturas.

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Senator Bob Hill (R-PA) is sentenced for involuntary manslaughter for an accident in which he was driving under the influence. Prior to completing his sentence in jail, the Senator is ordered to enter a substance abuse treatment program. His personal life and his political ambitions shattered, Sen. Hill is little aware that during treatment at the Betty Ford Clinic he will be surprised by the miracle of a statue that comes to life and challenges his recovery.
 
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INTERVIEWS

Kevin Derby, “Conservative Leader, Educator Richard Bishirjian Focuses on Politics, Redemption in New Novel,” Florida Daily, read the interview here.

TESTIMONIALS

“In Coda, Dick Bishirjian writes with unique insight into behind the scene political maneuvering. His main character,  U.S. Senator Robert “Bob” Hill (R-PA), an educated Catholic conservative nationalist, is not worried about his up-coming re-election; indeed, he is looking beyond it to a possible run for the Presidency in 2024.  But, as Bob Hill’s wife Mary tells him, he drinks too much.  It is this weakness that threatens to destroy any future he might have in politics.  Coda is the dramatic story of his struggle to deal with his grief and alcoholism.  A mystical experience of a beautiful dancing lady in blue offers a promise of redemption and a new life.” — Joyce Corrington is author of five screenplays for theaters and a television film, The Killer Bees.

“Dick Bishirjian nails it in Coda– those familiar with the inner workings of Washington, D.C. will recognize the settings, issues, personalities, and argot of American politics. The fascinating characters Bishirjian creates in Coda are tested against a DC cauldron of special interests, back biting, and good intentions gone awry. Bishirjian’s first novel is a splendid mixture of well-researched political science and a dash of sagacious commentary all bound by an enthralling storyline of gripping literary imagination.”  — Bob Schaffer, Colorado State Senator, 1987-1996 and Member of Congress, R-CO, 1997-2003

Coda! What a novel! Bishirjian, who worked for Nixon, Goldwater and Reagan, succeeds in redeeming politics of its tawdriness to bring out the inherent drama of the power struggle of 21st Century America! At the same time, the personal story of addiction reveals how even powerful men can be surprised by Grace. Bravo, Dick Bishirjian!” — Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Philosophy, Holy Apostles College and Seminary.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

​Dick Bishirjian’s career was shaped by the influence of William F. Buckley, Jr., Dr. Russell Kirk, and Libertarian economist, Friedrich Hayek. That led him to work on three Presidential campaigns, on the staff of a U.S. Senator, and in the Reagan Administration. He earned a Ph.D. in Government at Notre Dame.

Writing a sequel! For the story, see Dick’s website.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Table

The Table

The Table by Dcn. Dennis Lambert First century Christianity and present-day musical aspirations meet in the story of a miracle table built by the grandfather of Jesus Christ.  The table is placed in the hands of a Centurion named Cornelius following the death of the...

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To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

Great news! To Whom The Heart Decided To Love won 2nd place as a Backlist Beauty in the 2021 Catholic Media Awards!So Shine is the debut album by brothersister  10 new original Catholic Christian songs Music & Lyrics by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLT“‘So Shine’...

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Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings

by Daniel Fitzpatrick

All is changed when a hurricane floods the city of New Orleans, displacing fourteen-year-old Roman Moran and his family not only from their home but also from the daily round rehearsed for them by generations of life in the Crescent City. Slowly a new world reveals itself to Roman, one in which the play of light upon a fish, the sound of a guitar string struck, the fractures in his spiritual patrimony, and even the loss of his best friend’s faith call him to rejoice in the grace of Creation.
 
 
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TESTIMONIALS

“In this moving, evocative novel, which describes a few days in the life of a fourteen-year-old boy during the hurricane that came close to destroying New Orleans, a new and fine voice emerges from the South. Daniel Fitzpatrick integrates compelling narrative with a unique poetic sense, probing the deep waters—one might say the flood waters—of youth’s  conflicts, of love and friendship, of doubt and faith in a time of grave trial. As the central character struggles through internal and external turmoil, he gropes for understanding of how to deal with the collapse of security, and with his parents’ wounds and the ancestral inheritances of psyche and culture on both sides of his family. Gradually the author shows us the soul’s journey through powerlessness towards mysterious hope and ultimate faith in life. The story is about a natural disaster, of course, and yet more than this: it is a living metaphor of the devastating spiritual flood that has swept through a once-Christian civilization, leaving inestimable damage, confusion, corruption, displacement, and death in its wake. Above all, it tells the perennial story of  man’s search for the meaning of his human identity, and his eternal value, in the midst of catastrophe.” ~ Michael D. O’Brien
“A beautiful novel – fresh and inspiring!” ~ Ronda Chervin

Only the Lover Sings is an elegy to youth and an act of faith. Daniel weaves myth and reality, faith and fantasy, certainty and longing in to a story that will challenge the reader. While our lives can seem to revolve on certain remembered moments, the author shows that they can be affected equally by a hurricane as by an unsaid word. He writes with grace both bringing forth the sacramental in passing moments and describing the concrete reality of attending high school. For the author, it is a description of a pilgrimage. For the reader, it is the beginning of one. The book cuts through the modern fixation on identity to ask if we can love others who do not share our defining beliefs.” ~ Capt. Patrick Brehany, U.S. Army

“A fascinating story of loss and discovery, clashing the theme of the coming of age of a teenage boy with an odyssey through tragedy, faith, and deeper meaning.” ~ Fr. Thomas Schaefgen, O.P., Catholic Chaplain, Tulane University

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daniel Fitzpatrick grew up in New Orleans, LA, studied Philosophy at the University of Dallas, and lives in Hot Springs, AR, with his wife and two children. His poems and essays have been widely published. Only the Lover Sings, his first novel, explores his memory of Hurricane Katrina and seeks to reveal the weight of glory bound up in each moment of human life.

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Eye of the Tiber

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Great news! The Redemption of San Isidro won 3rd place in the Catholic Novel category; it also took 3rd place in the Best Front Cover category in the 2021 Catholic Media Awards!

So Shine is the debut album by brothersister 

10 new original Catholic Christian songs

Music & Lyrics by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLT

“‘So Shine’ strikes an excellent balance between Catholic hymns and classic rock.” – Check out the review at Aleteia.org

The Redemption of San Isidro: A Tale of Mercy and Love

by Fr. Lawrence Tucker, SOLT

“Are you a PRIEST?” growled the ferocious man… if you could call him a man; when red-hot anger was seeping out of every pore of his rock solid, brobdingnagian body! . . . And so begins the riveting mission journal of Fr. John Landon, a member of a new missionary community called The Missionaries of Holy Mary and The Three Divine Persons based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, that illustrates for the reader in a very powerful and concise way the essential spiritual dynamic of missionary work: it’s all about the Spirit!
 
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TESTIMONIALS

 
“An on-the-edge-of-your-seat adventure in the Holy Spirit from the very first lines! A tale that will engage you in a single sitting from beginning to end!” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, author of The Narrative Spirituality of Dante’s Divine Comedy
“A dream of a book about the power of good in the presence of evil.” — Annie Monaghan, Senior Policy Advisor (Retired), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, London, UK

The Redemption of San Isidro is a delightful, inspiring, and unique look into the relationship between the true Catholic Church and the crime ridden population of parts of Mexico. The novel narrates how a missionary priest and his team overcome years of corruption in a town in Mexico with the help of good Catholics coming against the problems of a parish priest addicted to gambling. It reminds me of the famous best-seller and film The Little World of Don Camillo concerning a priest and a Communist mayor in Italy after World War II. This sparkling novel by Fr. Larry Tucker, SOLT, who did missionary work in Mexico, gives us what we need to see the crisis described in Church documents in a fresh and hopeful light.” — Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., Emerita Professor of Philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, writer and Catholic TV and radio presenter

STUDY QUESTIONS FOR STUDENTS

While reading this novel, Catholic students may reflect on the following questions for discussion. Note that the following are just some of the questions that are addressed in this intriguing, action packed story that takes place in the mysterious and vast, Chihuahuan Desert of Northern Mexico. Students will surface others as they engage the book. 

  • “When man misuses his free will and brings serious damage into the world around him, does God respond in any way other than the exercise of his permissive will?
  • Is God not also free to exercise his love in the world?
  • Is God passive in the face of his children’s weaknesses and sufferings?
  • Does God just sit back and watch the world ‘go down the tubes’ as his creation… humanity… pollutes the human environment and consequently the natural environment by embracing moral evil?
  • Human freedom, and God’s respect for that freedom, is a reflection of the great depth and authenticity of God’s love for his children. So why does man act as if he was ‘on his own’?
  • Can he… should he… ‘go it alone’ to resolve the brokenness within himself, the human environment, and the natural environment?
  • Is there any hope for man and the world?

“I lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence shall come my help. My help comes from the Lord who made Heaven and Earth!” (Psalm 121 1-2)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fr. Tucker was born on May 26th, 1955, in Manhattan, New York City. He is a bilingual missionary priest in The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity and has served in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, England, Texas, and New York.

Fr. Tucker holds an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY; a B.A. in Human Relations from St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY; and a Master of Divinity, as well as an M.A. in Theology, From Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, CT.

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Sisters Karamazov

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The Table

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