The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos

"The Diary of a Country Priest" is a novel centered around a young, inexperienced priest assigned to his first parish in rural France. The narrative unfolds through the priest's diary entries, revealing his struggles with his health, faith, and the indifference or hostility of his parishioners. Despite the hardships, the priest remains committed to his vocation and the spiritual welfare of his community. His journey is marked by self-doubt, loneliness, and a humble yet profound understanding of suffering and grace.

The 1396th greatest book of all time


Published
1936
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
72,000
Original Language
French

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