Date of Award

Winter 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Committee Director

Michael Pearson

Committee Member

Luisa A. Igloria

Committee Member

Joe Jackson

Abstract

The Quality of Mercy is a hybrid of memoir and reportage, the story of a daughter’s love and her father’s journey through his vocation to the Catholic Church, his entry in the priesthood and his years of missionary work. Not many people discover in their teenage years that their father had been a celibate Catholic priest. Not many have the opportunity to trace their father’s story through diaries, interviews, and recollections. The Quality of Mercy is both a window into the world and a mirror into the soul, a daughter’s attempt to tell her father’s unique tale.

DOI

10.25777/7b25-8315

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