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Bill Heitzig
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 158

"My Days with Father Clancy" is a heart-warming story of a larger than life individual who served as a parish priest for 75 years and was able to say Mass at 100 years old, a very rare event in the history of the Catholic Church. The central focus of this humorous, witty and nostalgic story, as seen through the eyes of Father John J Clancy’s all-purpose 10 year old assistant or “boy,” captures the essence of life in a small town Catholic parish during the late 50s and early 60s. To say the least, Father Clancy was an extremely strong-willed Irishman deeply steeped in rich life experiences who rode herd literally rode herd over a magical shining village on the hill namely the Church, the School, and the Families---the Ultimate Trifecta. He was an authoritarian, at best a benevolent despot, who instilled fear and respect and love in those who had the privilege to know him. If you grew up ...
Amazon Rating:
4.5 stars from 13 ratings