A CHANCE TO LIVE by John Patrick Carrol-Abbing
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The author- an Irish priest- tells here the vivid tale of personal experience in the battle to salvage something from the human wreckage of war. He has laid the scene in Rome and its environs, where he served as hospital chaplain under the Knights of Malta, then as staff member of the Papal Commission for the Relief of Refugees, and- after the war- as founder of the Boys' Republic, modelled on Boys' Town. His story highlights the terrible cost of war and makes clear what an understanding person with a helpful spirit born of faith can do to relieve suffering and rehabilitate broken lives. A human interest story rather than a religious book -- though it exemplifies religious faith translated into action.

Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1952
Publisher: Longmans, Green