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From Smock To Cassock tells the fascinating story of a young boy who makes his career in farming but changes mid-life into the priesthood. Born in 1927, his father's ill health brings him to London during the Second World War where he experiences the horrors of the Blitz. While he survives the bombings, the end of the war brings the death of his father. This deeply personal loss, combined with a change in family fortunes, results in Michael seeking his own way in the world. He soon finds his passion in farming. Michael gains experience working for a variety of farmers, learning different methods and skills. Ultimately, he is able to acquire his own farm. His life continues to flourish as he marries and starts a family. Sadly tragedy strikes in the form of a disabling injury, which brings an end to this career. Before long, Michael finds himself living in a caravan. Searching for a new purpose, Michael is drawn to the Church. Completing various educational requirements, he achieves ordination into the priesthood. This autobiography details this journey and provides a fascinating story about overcoming the odds, pursuing your dreams and following your heart.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
From Smock To Cassock reminded me of Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. This book gave me an understanding of the author's personal journey through various hardships, and successes. This sort of story is very motivational and helps me understand the intricacies of humanity. A fairly quick, easy, but enjoyable read. Highly Recommended.