A Broken Hallelujah

A Broken Hallelujah

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A Broken Hallelujah traces a young mana€™s path through the Christian Brothersa€™ regime from Juniorate through the Leaving Certificate year to Teacher Training, and from there to work a€˜on the missiona€™. The author describes in intimate detail the experiences and challenges he faces on the way, culminating in the final and most difficult decision of all, whether or not to remain in the fold of the Brothersa€™ Congregation. This unique story recalls a type of education which has long since passed out of use, and has become, for many, a piece of history in itself. In detailing his experiences, the author describes the dilemmas faced by a great number of people, dilemmas which reflect many of the choices and difficulties that have shaped the Ireland of today.a Christian Brother would also include proficiency in the Irish language, a fervent and inwardlooking dedication to the ideals of Irish ... sewing machine was set aside for the periodic visit of a seamstress who performed restorative miracles on the knees and elbows of the boysa#39; clothes. ... to take Br Paul at his word and to inundate the unfortunate seamstress with every possible repair job imaginable. As theanbsp;...

Title:A Broken Hallelujah
Author: Lorcan Leavy
Publisher:The History Press - 2011-11-30

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