Death Comes For The Archbishop
Bishop Jean Marie Latour, Joseph Vaillant
Touching novel... and much more adult in nature than My Antonia and Oh Pioneers. This is Cather at her best––the most uplifting fiction about death I've ever read.
One summer evening in the year 1848, three Cardinals and a missionary were dining together in the gardens of a villa in the Sabine hills, overlooking Rome.
Eusabio and the Tesuque boys went quietly away to tell their people; and the next morning the old Archbishop lay before the high altar in the church he had built.