BIOGRAPHY

Since Finbarr M Corr came from Ireland to the US in 1960 as a missionary priest, he has led a very full life. His ministry included working with inner-city youth and the adults of Northern New Jersey as well as counseling engaged and married couples. From his early years in Paterson, NJ, he was not just tolerant of other cultures and religions, but built bridges of communication and trust among people so that together they could work together for a better world.

After 28 joy-filled years as a Catholic priest, Finbarr resigned the priesthood to marry Laurie Hutton. He continued his ministry as marriage and family therapist, professor and writer. An active Rotarian, he now fosters dialogue between Muslims, Jews and Christians as a step towards world peace and understanding.

Finbarr many readers enjoy his Irish wit, the insights into relationships that he offers, and the way in which he encourages all not to be inhibited by life's obstacles but to the cross the bridge to a more fulfilling life.

A kid from legaginney

"A Kid from Legaginney" has won much acclaim from the critics. Frank McCourt, the author of Angela's Ashes describes it as "warm and leavened with the gentle breezes of kindness, humour and compassion".

He goes on: "We don't often get the inside story of a priest's life, though I think we need to know now, more than ever, that there are men and women of the cloth doing God's work. So here it is, a memoir of a man doing just that, a man with a great heart and a writing style that draws you in as if you were sitting by his fireside, listening. Listening and being moved."

In Ireland copies of A Kid from Legaginney are available from the Crannóg Book Shop (Cavan) and Eason's (Dublin). In the USA copies may be ordered directly from this web site or from the Barnes and Noble web site (http://www.barnesandnoble.com).

 

 

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"A Kid from Legaginney" has won much acclaim from the critics.
Frank McCourt, the author of Angela's Ashes describes it as
"warm and leavened with the gentle breezes of kindness, humour and compassion".



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