Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero

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Paulist Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 207 pages
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This spiritual portrait of Father Mychal Judge is a remarkable testimony to the hope and courage that he brought to thousands of people, not only as the New York City fire chaplain during the attack on the World Trade Center, where along with so many firefighters his life was brought to a tragic end, but also to the wide-ranging people to whom he ministered. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of his closest friends and associates, the book explores the inner life of New York's popular and charismatic Franciscan who has become an overnight American hero.
 

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This is a timely biography recounting the life of 68-year-old Father Mychal Judge, a New York City fire chaplain who died on September 11, 2001, while administering to New York's "finest" at the World ... Read full review

Contents

ANGELS AND DEMONS
1
The Way to Love
15
Shadows of the Self
29
GODS MINSTREL
39
The Train to Callicoon
51
Under Siege
58
Addiction and Grace
68
Dignity and Compassion
78
Brother Fire
140
Sister Death
151
Blessed Are the Peacemakers
159
Part IV
160
SERAPHIC LOVE
169
AnamCara
171
The Courage to Be
179
Lovescape Crucified
186

Part III
93
Night Vigils
107
Blessed Are the Persecuted
119
On the Edge of the Deep
126
Authentic American Hero
199
Mychals Prayer
203
Bibliography
205
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Michael Ford is BBC journalist who reported on the aftermath of September 11th. A broadcaster specializing in religious affairs, he has recently completed a doctoral thesis in Christian spirituality.

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