Popular priest-storyteller Patrick Hannon returns with his third collection of tales about the presence of Gods grace in everyday life. The Long Yearnings End contains twenty-one stories, three for each of the seven Catholic sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick. These stories demonstrate how God is present in work, family life, nursing homes, baseball parks, etc. Stories include:
- Hustled by a Holy Man
- Lost at the Circus
- Come for the Chicken, Stay for the Redemption
- That Aint Right
- Pinned by God
- Tying the Knot
- Nighttime in a Tree Fort with My Friends
- Buck Up, Little Camper
- Christ in Pigtails
- Big Mac Sauce and Other Lessons on Love
Patrick Hannon, CSC, was awarded first place in 2006 by the Catholic Press Association as First Time Author of a Book for Running into the Arms of God. He is campus minister and teaches at the University of Portland, Oregon. Father Hannon has also ministered in Niles, Illinois; South Bend, Indiana; and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Patrick Hannon, a priest of the diocese of Cloyne, is an emeritus professor of moral theology at Maynooth. He holds a doctorate in Law from Cambridge and is a member of the Irish Bar. He was formerly chairman of the Irish Commission for Justice and Peace. Previous publications include Moral Decision Making (2005) and Moral Theology: A Reader (2006), both published by Veritas.