SOCIAL MANUAL FOR SEMINARIANS by

SOCIAL MANUAL FOR SEMINARIANS

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Casey and Gainor may be names which some day will have the name significance for the clergy as Emily Post and Amy Vanderbilt have for the layman. Here is the etiquette book for the Roman collar. Unfortunately the label ""for the seminarian"" may deter ordained priests from picking it up. Yet there is overwhelming evidence that many priests could use such a manual. Aware that seminarians are heavily engaged in studies under seminary discipline -- at a time when a young man would normally be acquiring the social graces which distinguish the gentleman -- the authors offer this handbook for their consultation and, they hope, application. Thoroughly, Fathers Casey and Gainor cover personal habits, clothing, posture and carriage, conversation, table manners, smoking, eating, tipping, sports, when ladies are present, automobiles, telephone usage, correspondence and introductions. They offer their advice simply and clearly. In their own unique way the authors may well have accelerated the trend toward unity of the Church on the parish level by increasing the capacity of the clergy to communicate as gentlemen with lay people of all faiths.

Pub Date: June 24th, 1963
Publisher: Bruce