Prinknash to host Bless and Tell book event

 Father Richard Sullivan SDS, Parish Priest of the church of the Sacred Heart, in Somerset's beautiful Chew Valley, will be at Prinknash Abbey to promote his autobiography.

The event is open to all and will provide visitors with an opportunity of purchases a copy of 'Bless and Tell' and meet with Fr Richard.

Bless and Tell recounts a rich journey of faith and learning for Richard who was asked to leave school without qualifications and 'without prospects'.

Richard was called to the armed forces as World War Two was ending and took part in liberating and repatriating occupants of German prison camps. Bearing witness to conflict and suffering had a profound effect and led to him joining the Society of the Divine Saviour as a late vocation upon demobilisation.

After ordination as a Catholic priest, his superior required him to teach science and to obtain a science degree. By attending University by day, thirty miles away from where he was living, and teaching by night, both were accomplished.

Academic and pastoral placements followed including lecturing and chaplaincy work at Colleges of Education, Aston and Keele Universities and a number of Polytechnic Colleges. Attending University part time he received a Master of Education and his fourteen years with the Territorial Army earned him the Territorial Decoration.

The launch takes place at 10.30am on Sunday, 13 November at Prinknash Abbey in Cranham, Gloucester.

first posted PRINKNASH - 6 October 2005 - 239 words

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