The novel takes a turn, however, when Brendan sets out to sea on his famous voyage in the hopes of finding paradisical Tir-na-n-og. Because Finn is left behind, the voyage is narrated by Brendan's journals. And Brendan isn't nearly as entertaining a traveling companion as Finn.
It's hard to know why Brendan inspires such loyalty in Finn or in any of the disciples who attach themselves to him. Though a mystic, little speaks of any charisma he possesses. It sometimes feels his friends feel the need to attach themselves so closely to him as much to protect him as to follow him. But maybe there's a lesson about mystics here—that there is often is but a fine line between holiness and craziness.
Upon return from Brendan's (first) voyage, Finn thankfully picks up the narration again. But the journey he now documents is not so much a romp meeting quirky people as it is that into the interior of Brendan's soul. The first voyage affects Brendan so deeply as to undertake a second voyage. And that affects him even more profoundly as to challenge the foundation of his faith. Dear, deep, and touching things happen. And holiness is revealed in the simplest things.
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