A Song For Nagasaki by Fr. Paul Glynn

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By Fr. Paul Glynn

On August nine, 1945, an American B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, killing tens of millions of individuals within the blink of a watch, whereas fatally injuring and poisoning hundreds of thousands extra. one of the survivors was once Takashi Nagai, a pioneer in radiology learn and a convert to the Catholic religion. residing within the rubble of the ruined urban and being affected by leukemia brought on by over-exposure to radiation, Nagai lived out the rest of his amazing existence by means of bringing actual and religious therapeutic to his war-weary humans.

A music for Nagasaki tells the relocating tale of this remarkable guy, starting along with his boyhood and the heroic stories and stoic virtues of his family’s Shinto faith. It unearths the inspiring tale of Nagai’s amazing religious trip from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism. combined with fascinating information about jap heritage and tradition, the biography strains Nagai’s religious quest as he studied drugs at Nagasaki collage, served as a medic with the japanese military in the course of its career of Manchuria, and again to Nagasaki to commit himself to the technology of radiology. The old Catholic district of town, the place Nagai turned a Catholic and commenced a relatives, used to be flooring 0 for the atomic bomb.

After the bomb catastrophe that killed millions, together with Nagai’s cherished spouse, Nagai, then Dean of Radiology at Nagasaki collage, threw himself into provider to the numerous sufferers of the bomb explosion, although it intended lethal publicity to the radiation which finally may reason his personal demise. whereas loss of life, he additionally wrote robust books that turned best-sellers in Japan. those integrated The Bells of Nagasaki, which resonated deeply with the japanese humans of their nice discomfort because it explores the Christian message of affection and forgiveness. Nagai grew to become a hugely respected guy and is taken into account a saint via many eastern people.

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