Breakfast with the Pope?
Susan Vigilante, an average Catholic wife from Long Island, woke up one morning in the romantic Italian hillside near the ancient village of Castel Gandolfo and had breakfast with Pope John Paul II.
How did she get here? And what does she think she is doing!
Breakfast with the Pope is the funny, endearing, searing, and relentlessly honest story of a woman on a pilgrimage. Under the hot Italian sun Susan wrestles with the great questions: the meaning of love in the face of betrayal, the agony of childlessness, and how a God of love can answer prayers with heartbreak.
Beautifully set in locales rocketing from Manhattan’s tony upper-east side to the summer palace of the Popes, from working class Queens to the splendors of renaissance Rome and the sublime spirituality of medieval Umbria, this is a book you will never forget. This is an often hilarious, always deeply moving spiritual memoir about seeking creativity in the midst or barrenness, faith in the midst of doubt and compassion in the midst of suffering, and above all choosing love even knowing it never comes without a price. For Vigilante seeks not contentment but truth, even when it hurts.
“Pope” Author Pledges Royalties to Build Pope John Paul II School in Cambodia
Goal: keep girls in school, away from human traffickers
Special signed copy program doubles aid for Cambodia’s poorest
Susan Vigilante, author of Breakfast with the Pope, announced today that she is using her book royalties to help build a school in Cambodia to be named after Pope John Paul II.
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