The full PDF of Fallen Leaves. An Autumn Chronicle VI can be accessed here.
Padre Pio of Pietrelcina is one of the most remarkable men of the 20th century. As discomforting as it may be to many, the life of Padre Pio profoundly reflects the essential truth carried in the Christian understanding of human embodiment. As one who bore the wounds of the crucified Christ, he shares this witness with others such as St. Francis of Assisi and Therese Neumann, each of whose lives challenged the certainty of what had been considered to be the limits of the possible.
This edition of Fallen Leaves carries a short reflection on the life and work of Padre Pio, including an English-language translation of his "Prayer for Healers."
Fallen Leaves VI also offers a substantive essay detailing the lesser-known consequences of the US nuclear tests carried out in the Marshall Islands during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Particular attention is given to the experience of the inhabitants of Rongelap Island who endured massive radiation exposure after the "Castle Bravo" thermonuclear test in 1954.
This edition also carries a review of "Operation Protective Edge", the 7-week long assault on the people of Gaza by the Israeli Defense Force in 2014 along with some reflections by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy.
Fallen Leaves VI also includes a wide-ranging personal reflection on contemporary biomedicine prompted by a visit to a large Melbourne hospital, and two short poetic pieces.
Below is a listing of the contents of Fallen Leaves VI:
1. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. Healer for a Broken Time
2. In Search of Deeper Healing
3. When Protectors Become Destroyers. On the Ruining of Rongelap
4. Of Early Departures. Querying Padmasambhava
5. Wasting Gaza Further
6. Haiku Trilogy
The full text of Fallen Leaves V can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF from: https://archive.org/details/fallen-leaves-vi