A Canticle for Leibowitz Summary and Analysis: Part 1 (Fiat Homo), Chapters 8-9

Walter M. Miller Jr.

Summary and Analysis: Part 1 (Fiat Homo), Chapters 8-9

New Characters
Monsignor Malfreddo Aguerra: the Church official who advocates canonization of Saint Leibowitz

Monsignor Flaught: the Church official who skeptically examines the case for canonizing Saint Leibowitz

Summary
Arkos no longer objects to Francis’s interest in the relics, and Francis is still free to work on the blueprint illumination, which may take decades to complete. Fingo, meanwhile, works in the abbey’s carpentry shop and, in his spare time, works on a wood sculpture of Saint Leibowitz. Francis sees Horner die, and Jeris replaces Horner as master of the abbey’s copyroom. Jeris tells Francis to stop his work on the blueprint illumination, and Francis obediently...

(The entire section is 570 words.)