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The Saint of Santa Fe

The Saint of Santa Fe The Saint of Santa Fe In a young recently ordained Colombian priest leaves behind everything to start a new parish in the jungles of Panama Father Hector Gallego soon discovers that his parishi

  • Title: The Saint of Santa Fe
  • Author: Silvio Sirias Anna Faktorovich
  • ISBN: 9781937536565
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Saint of Santa Fe In 1968, a young, recently ordained Colombian priest leaves behind everything to start a new parish in the jungles of Panama Father Hector Gallego soon discovers that his parishioners live as indentured servants Inspired by liberation theology, he sets into motion a plan to liberate them Father Gallegos is successful, but his work places him on aThe Saint of Santa Fe In 1968, a young, recently ordained Colombian priest leaves behind everything to start a new parish in the jungles of Panama Father Hector Gallego soon discovers that his parishioners live as indentured servants Inspired by liberation theology, he sets into motion a plan to liberate them Father Gallegos is successful, but his work places him on a collision course with General Omar Torrijos, the nation s absolute ruler On January 9, 1971, military operatives abduct the priest He is never seen or heard from again, but he remains very much alive in the minds of Panamanians who, still today, clamor for his case to be brought to justice Although The Saint of Santa Fe is a work of fiction, the novel is based on the real life experiences of Hector Gallego and the campesinos who worked alongside him to create a just society This sweeping novel tells many stories, including that of Edilma, the priest s sister who since age eleven has been searching for the meaning of his death The Saint of Santa Fe is a story of faith, heroism, and sacrifice that s reminiscent of Graham Greene s The Power and the Glory and Miguel de Unamuno s San Manuel Bueno, martir.

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    About "Silvio Sirias Anna Faktorovich"

    1. Silvio Sirias Anna Faktorovich

      Sirias was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Granada, Nicaragua when he was eleven years old He returned to Los Angeles and attended the University of Arizona, where he received a Ph.D in Spanish and worked as a professor He returned, again, to Nicaragua in 1999 and later to Panama in 2002, where he now makes his home.Sirias has written and edited several books, including Bernardo and the Virgin, Meet Me Under the Ceiba, The Saint of Santa Fe, and Julia Alvarez A Critical Companion.

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    1. Past and PresentGreed for power and disdain for the less fortunate are the ingredients for political takeovers. Add a willing military and the scenario is set. A compelling look back into the cobweb-ridden closet of Panama's dictatorship.


    2. Silvio Sirias comes from a Nicaraguan family who brought him up initially in the United States, but clearly bequeathed him a strong interest in finding out about the story of the region from which the family came. His latest novel is based in Panama, where he now lives, and I've yet to read his first, based in Nicaragua itself. I read the new book after hearing a talk by Sirias in Granada, Nicaragua, where he also lived for some years as a young man. After enjoying The Saint of Santa Fe, I look [...]



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