A Canticle for Leibowitz Character Descriptions

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Saint Isaac Edward Leibowitz - This blessed person is honored by the monks, who are pushing for his canonization by New Rome.

Benjamin Eleazar bar Joshua - This spindly old person, dressed in burlap, with a hat, staff, sandals, and water bag, is living as a hermit on a desolate arroyo and claims to be 3,209 years old.

Venerable Francis Gerard of Utah, AOL - A naive, 17-year-old novice at the outset of the novel, this character is intent on having a vocation in the Albertine Order of Leibowitz (AOL) and discovers a fallout shelter dating from the mid-20th century, which contains possible relics of Blessed Leibowitz, which are eventually accepted by New Rome.

Father Paulo of Pecos, AOL - The 32nd-century Abbot of Leibowitz Abbey, this fiery, philosophic, and ailing character suffers from painful stomach cramps, an old ailment that has recurred, and broods about death...

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