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Padre: The Narrowing Path

Padre: The Narrowing Path is a novel that begins with content from the novella Padre and continues on to include the story of Father John’s first parish assignment as a priest.

Russell Capshaw is a successful New York advertising executive who tries to stave off his mid-life crisis with an extended drug binge in the Far East. After treatment in a detox facility in Dublin, Ireland, he pays a visit to his estranged uncle, who has recently experienced a spiritual reversion to Catholicism—a faith that Russell himself left behind in childhood. Caught up in the spell of his uncle’s quiet devotion and the lush Irish landscape, Russell finds himself drawn into a new life he never imagined. Read More


Padre, a novella by Jennifer LeeperPadre is a novella published in 2009 that follows the travels of Russell Capshaw, a successful New York City advertising executive who suddenly finds himself questioning all of his professional motivations during a business trip to Tokyo. On the heels of this realization, Russell’s emotional state spirals out of control, and he binges on illicit drugs in multiple countries for several days, winding up in a drug detox facility in Dublin, Ireland. Read More

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