A Poor Priest for the Poor: The Life of Father Rick Thomas S.J.

A Poor Priest for the Poor: The Life of Father Rick Thomas S.J.

by Richard Dunstan


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When he heard God's call to the priesthood, Rick Thomas set out on a journey he could never have imagined. He turned his back on a life of wealth and worldly success. In more than half a century with the Society of Jesus, he not only served the poor tirelessly, but embraced poverty in his own life-so completely that he spent the majority of his career eating tortillas and beans and sleeping on a cot wherever he was working. For over 40 years, he led a multifaceted set of ministries to the poor of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, relying on God to guide decisions and provide the resources. This book is the story of that life's journey.

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ISBN-13: 9780982117040
Publisher: Lord's Ranch Press, The
Publication date: 02/11/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 604,446
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Richard Dunstan is a former newspaper reporter and editor, now retired from teaching journalism and religious studies at Vancouver Island University in British Columbia, Canada. He has been part of the Catholic charismatic renewal since 1982 and is a member and former chair of Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services of British Columbia. He has three children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He and his wife, Lynn, live in Victoria, B.C.

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