Arguably the most intelligent person in the Mediterranean, Peter Serracino Inglott (1936-2012) was ordained priest in 1962 by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini, Archbishop of Milan and future Pope Paul VI.
For many years the leading intellectual charted directions in moral, religious, social and political controversies, and his ability to synthesize conflicting approaches has been fêted by many. A lover of paradox, his thoughts were lucid and original and his advice sought by numerous leaders. In political circles he was often viewed as “kingmaker”. Internationally he is best known for his paradigm on “intellectual equity”.
Professor Daniel Massa’s extensive “warts and all” biography seeks to show, not just tell, Peter Serracino Inglott’s achievements. It highlights his humanity, inimitable antics, the days of living rough during his student years and his unique philosophical vision.
This insightful account of his life in community is infused with a strong sense of commitment to liturgy and his priestly vocation, as well as a strong dose of mirth and humour, both ultimately intended to increase seal and vigour in social and religious activity.