I’m delighted to welcome Fra’ Roberto to the blog today. He comes from the pages of The Ghostly Father by Sue Barnard and is sharing an excerpt from his diary. Take it away, Fra’.
FRA’ ROBERTO’S DIARY
Today we welcomed two new postulants to the friary.
As always, I instructed Fra’ Amadeo that I wanted to meet them in person before I learned anything about their backgrounds. I prefer to form my initial opinions of people purely on their own merits, and this is much easier if my mind is not cluttered by any preconceptions.
The new postulants are called Gianni and Sebastiano. From their appearance, I divined that they are both around twenty years of age. Gianni is short and slight, and despite his cheerful demeanour, he looked (to my mind at least) as though he bore the signs of a deprived and impoverished past. Sebastiano, by contrast, is tall, solid…
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