Study Guide

Cutting for Stone Chapter 53: She Is Coming

By Abraham Verghese

Chapter 53: She Is Coming

  • Thomas Stone takes Hema and Marion to the airport, and they fly back to Ethiopia. At a layover in Rome, they decide to extend their stay and happen to run across the original statue of the Ecstasy of St. Teresa, the one from Sister Mary Joseph Praise's print.
  • Stone and Marion pray at the statue, and Marion feels as though his mother is speaking to him.