An American Requiem Setting & Symbolism

James P. Carroll
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The Chapel

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the name Catholics call the little white church shared by the Catholics, Jews and Protestants that also worship there. Non-Catholics refer to it as the Chapel. It is located on the east bank of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C, and is base chapel for personnel at Bolling Air Force Base. Father Carroll celebrates his first Mass and preaches his first sermon as a priest traditionally at his parent's parish. Hosts for the occasion are General Joseph F. and Mary Carroll. Father James Carroll uses this venue to express his opinion of the Vietnam War and the Generals that perpetrate it.

Model B-52 Bomber

James receives a stainless-steel, model B-52 bomber as a prize for the Outstanding Air Force ROTC Cadet award at Georgetown University. He takes it with him to seminary. The model B-52 symbolizes his feelings about...

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