Our Priests

Our Priests

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A collection of writings and artwork (some humorous, some serious) produced by students from schools within the diocese in appreciation of the life and work of our priests. Topics range from imaginative ideas as to what a priest does on his day off, to the comfort and reassurance the priest showed one contributor on the day of her nan's funeral.


Students from selected schools within the Archdiocese of Westminster were asked to write, paint or draw something about their experiences and thoughts of priests. This produced a large selection of material of the highest standards, some humorous, some serious, but all containing the individual's obvious deep respect and admiration for their priests. Contained in this book is a selection of this material, resulting in a fitting tribute and positive affirmation of priests from young people which is at times humourous, moving, imaginative and profound, but, above all, heartfelt. In his Foreword, the award winning writer Frank Cottrell Boyce writes: "It is really uplifting - especially considering the way things are just now - to find a ...feeling of trust and affection in the bouquet of funny, wise and insightful things that the children of Westminster have written for this book." " It is wonderful therefore to see the sense of affection and gratitude that our priests have inspired in these children. We need to cherish our priests if we are going to inspire any of our children to follow in their footsteps." In his endorsement of the book, Bishop George Stack (Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Chairman of the Diocesan Education Commission) quotes Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales": "There was a good man of religion, too, A country parson, poor, I warrant you; But rich he was in holy thought and work, He was a learned man also, a clerk; Who Christ's own gospel truly sought to preach, Devoutly his parishioners would he teach." and goes on to say: "These pages may not achieve the longevity of Chaucer's great work, but in their own language, the writers express the same respect and affection for the priest, his work and his person as Chaucer did in his own time". Commenting on the book, Sr Wendy Beckett wrote: "A lovely book, burning with visual interest. I think Fra Angelico would smile kindly on the wonderful cover." Royalties from the sale of this book will go to St Joseph's Africa Aid, a charity whose work is to fund schools in parts of Africa.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Title Our Priests
Author Moseling, Stephen
Price £1.95
Format Hardback
Dimensions 225 x 165 x 10
Printed Pages 64
Publisher St Pauls Publishing
Year Of Publication 7/6/2010
Isbn / Product Code 9780854397877

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