An Alabama Monk in the Holy Land
Fr. Aloysius Plaisance, O.S.B., (1920-1992) history professor at St. Bernard College, recounts his 1977 pilgrimage to the Holy Land in his own inimitable style, redolent with historical insight and wry humor.
Father Aloysius was a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama. Holding a Ph.D. in History from St. Louis University, Father Aloysius served as Professor of History, Chairman of the History Department, and, eventually, President of the College at Saint Bernard College, the school owned and operated by the monks of Saint Bernard Abbey. Throughout his life, Father Aloysius was an avid hiker, biker, traveler and writer, recounting many of his adventures on the road in a travel column written for the local newspaper, The Cullman Times. This volume presents his account of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land at Easter-time in 1977. Father Aloysius’ extensive knowledge of and enthusiasm for history, as well as his love for the Church and the Bible, shine through his narrative. Come join Father Aloysius on a pilgrim tour of the homeland of Jesus!
Hardcover, 6x9 inches, 244 pages ,illustrated with color photographs by the author