The rector at Grace Church-on-the-Hill who succeeds Canon Campbell. John Wheelwright finds him warm and kind, but less sympathetic than Canon Campbell and less willing to debate the finer points of religion. He constantly pushes John to renounce his obsession with American politics and assimilate into Canadian society. He believes John lives in the past, and speaks frankly to John about his fatalism.
Canon Mackie Character Timeline in A Prayer for Owen Meany
The timeline below shows where the character Canon Mackie appears in A Prayer for Owen Meany. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: The Angel
...to distract him from the service. But even the Bible proves unsatisfactory that day. Canon Mackie reads Matthew’s Beatitudes, which always troubled John and Owen. Statements like “Blessed are those who... (full context)
Chapter 5: The Ghost of the Future