Catholic Fiction Book Club
Join us on June 22nd at 6:30pm for our online discussion.
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Don Juan of Austria, one of history’s most triumphant and inspiring heroes, is reborn in this opulent novel by Louis de Wohl.
Because of the circumstances of his birth, this last son of Emperor Charles the Fifth spent his childhood in a Spanish peasant’s hut. Acknowledged by King Philip as his half-brother, the attractive youth quickly became a central figure in a Court where intrigues and romances abounded. Don Juan’s intelligence, kindness and devout attachment to the Church enabled him to live unscathed in an environment of luxury, violence and treachery.
De Wohl paints in brilliant color the vivid scenes and characters at the Court of King Philip, Juan’s campaign
against rebel Moriscos in Andalusia, and the amazing climactic victory at Lepanto where he saved the Christian world from Islamic dominance. Here is a novel of high adventure which brings to life the turbulence of the sixteenth century with its conflicts of wickedness and piety, its sins of pride and conquest, its seething heresies and its great faith.
For over eight years a poetry group has met at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. We want to continue that connection as we go through these times of distancing!
If you would like to be part of an email group that writes or reads poetry, discusses creativity and points out books and arts events that may be nourishing to our souls, please consider joining SharingPoets@StPaul.
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Check out a few of our previous book club titles. Many of these great works are available for purchase in our store!