St Celestine V makes the decision to step down from the Papacy despite objections from Cardinals, Bishops and many laymen.
Behold, my brethren, I have resigned the honour of the Papacy; and now I implore you by the Blood of Jesus and by His Holy Mother, quickly to …provide for the Church a man who will be useful for it, for the whole human race, and for the Holy Land.
Despite Desires to flee the cardinals coming to make him Pope Brother Peter, winds up staying to receive them. Immediately he finds himself surrounded …with Men looking to influence him as a decision maker.
Father Peter soon becomes the leader of a rather large monastic movement. Eventually he becomes Abbot of a Monastery, founder of a lay order, director of many, adviser to the Pope, and has to deal with Bishops exceeding their authority and abusing their power.