A thought-provoking inspirational suspense novel that engages the intellect, the heart, and the soul.
For generations Aideen Callaghan's ancestors were miraculously cured of cancer through the power of a holy relic—the very relic that inspired the Celtic cross—until it vanished from history in 1866 and became Irish lore.
Raised on faith but with an inheritance of death, Aideen has been at odds with religion since losing her daughter to a brain tumor. Now it is her orphaned grandson who lies dying. In desperation she turns to popular American author and New Testament era scholar Fr. Kevin Schaeffer for help. Armed with a priceless family bible and the sacred pendant worn by Aideen's beloved great-grandmother—the last to be cured—Kevin abandons his sabbatical research in Dublin and sets sights on finding the relic in time to save the child.
In their search for clues from Armagh, to Skellig Michael, to Rome, the historical trail from Golgotha to Gaul is slowly revealed as Kevin, his lifelong Vatican friend Marco, and a passionate would-be Irish seminarian uncover truths that ultimately reshape their lives.
Celtic Crossing is a deeply poignant yet transcendent tale of life redeemed through death.
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A Note to Readers
The rare cancer syndrome afflicting the Callaghan family is real. It was first described by Drs. Frederick Pei Li and Joseph F Fraumeni, Jr, in 1969, and the inherited genetic mutation was identified in 1990. As noted by Michael's pediatric oncologist, carriers of this autosomal dominant disorder have an extraordinarily high risk of developing cancer, often at an early age—and sometimes by more than one type. A host of other predisposition syndromes exist. Visit the Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Association website for more information.
by John Jude Palencar