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That Undeniable Longing: My Road to and from the Priesthood By Mark Tedesco This fascinating memoir begins with the author leaving his home in California at the age of nineteen to enter a seminary on the outskirts of Rome The seminary has a resident saint who is later discovered to be far human than spiritual The author struggled to be faithful to his commitment by suppressing his emotional needs, and thought about changing his life, butThis fascinating memoir begins with the author leaving his home in California at the age of nineteen to enter a seminary on the outskirts of Rome The seminary has a resident saint who is later discovered to be far human than spiritual The author struggled to be faithful to his commitment by suppressing his emotional needs, and thought about changing his life, but eventually ended up at the North American College, the premier American seminary at the Vatican Sexual identity became an issue for him and many other within the seminary walls This identity crisis reflected a greater conflict between the spiritual and the human could he be a truly spiritual person while he was at war with himself Mark Tedesco entered the seminary in 1978, was ordained in 1988 and served in the priesthood until 1994 But he slowly began to realize that in order to be a complete person, he would have to leave the priesthood and find his own way He finally understood what it meant to embrace all of his past, all of his experiences, both good and bad He came to accept that the flesh and the spirit do not have to be at war This is the engrossing story of the one man s struggle with himself and the church, resulting in a redemptive happiness and peace It deals with such questions as the search for meaning, spirituality versus humanity, faith in God and being gay.
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future I would travel to the ancient world, to Rome, Greece and Egypt If I could avoid getting the Plague or dying in battle, I would enjoy the grandeur and drama of ancient civilizations and travel to see the wonders of that world I would wander the streets of Rome and gaze up at the temples and painted statues and walk through the bazaars of Alexandria while listening to the many languages of visitors and residents Yes, the ancient world would be where I would time travel.What inspired you to want to become a writer Writing comes as naturally to me as eating a meal It wells up inside of me and most of what I write is already completed in my head I do not know how that happens but it manifests itself as the need and desire to write it down Other times, there is nothing welling up I cannot force it It is the waft of inspiration that blows through or remains calm Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.Since being published, the most rewarding experience is meeting and getting to know people that I would never come across in my daily life From transgendered persons to Catholic priests, from male to female, gay and straight, from academics to bodybuilders all these people and have come across my path in the wake of I am John, I am Paul A Story of Two Soldiers in Ancient Rome being published This book has made my world larger.What s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors A true author is an artist and writes out of his her need to write It is a passion which is its own reward Commercial success is icing on the cake, but if it becomes the motivating factor, the creative core becomes stale Commercial success does not equal greatness and I hope that aspiring authors write something great.Finish the sentence one book I wish I had written is.One book I wish I had written is a historical novel on the daughter of Cleopatra, whose name was Cleopatra Selene Some years ago I became fascinated with her life I began doing the research of the time she lived in Alexandria with her mother, her subsequent move to Rome and living in the house of Octavia, Mark Anthony s wife, and then her marriage and crowning as queen It was as if Cleopatra s dream for her son was realized instead in her daughter.But when I sat down to write the book I realized, though interested in the person s history, I felt no inspiration I cannot force the writing process It either unfolds naturally or it doesn t happen at all I left this project and, since then, others have taken up the task and several novels have appeared about Cleopatra Selene But still, sometimes when I picture her as a child in Alexandria, or as a young woman and object of curiosity in Rome, I think of what an interesting tale I could have woven How long do you generally let a story idea marinate in your brain before you start the book I have no control over how long I let a story marinate in my brain before actually writing it It usually happens one of two ways either a scene in the book is played out in my head and I simply write it down, or the first lines come to my head and when I start writing the rest flows If it is a historical novel, this happens towards the end of my research if it is poetry or prose based on my experience, it happens unexpectedly It is a process that I have little control over, which would prevent me from working as a writer for a T.V show or writing on demand I am fine with that.Something your readers would never guess about youWeightlifting is my hobby and I love to lift alone or with friends The gym is part of my daily routine and I love to set fitness goals or just let off steam by physical exercise Also, at least twice a week I am as
That Undeniable Longing: My Road to and from the Priesthood By Mark Tedesco
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