ALL FOR HER: The Autobiography of Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. by Patrick C.S.C. Peyton

ALL FOR HER: The Autobiography of Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C.

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This autobiography will be of interest to a variety of readers. For the general reader, it offers one more proof that the old American story of the poor immigrant boy who makes good is not just fancy. For those concerned with the question of how the Church can reach the mass of ordinary people, it will give both encouragement and challenge in the ingenuousness mingled with shrewd daring that accounts, in part, for Father Peyton's successes in founding and expanding the Family Rosary Hour on the radio, and the Family Radio Theater. For the devout, it will offer reassurances with respect to the devotional practices that have been central in Father Peyton's work. The story itself begins in a cottage in Ireland, where the author was sixth in a large family, and lived until his emigration at the age of nineteen. There follows the story of his vocation to the priesthood, his education at Notre Dame, his first tentative efforts to make real the work he felt to be his vocation in furthering the observance of the Family Rosary. Eventually come the chapters of success, in which the names of Hollywood celebrities mingle with the report of work done all over the globe. The style is simple and direct, the character of the author comes through almost transparently.

Pub Date: Nov. 17th, 1967
Publisher: Doubleday