Msgr. Theo’s New Book Discusses Choosing Life over the Demise of Deadly Disease

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“It can and has been done,” says the author of 'A Glorious Journey.'

For author Msgr. Theo. Joseph, death was not too far away. After a barrage of medical tests, specialists had confirmed the worst - the diagnosis was cancer. The bad news however, did not conquer or cause the author of “A Glorious Journey” to fear or give up.

Bravely facing radiation therapy and surgery, Joseph decided to fight and to appreciate life for all that its worth and more. Readers will be inspired to greater heights of hope and faith with this courageous confession of a priest who chose life over the demise of a deadly disease.

“A Glorious Journey” is about the author’s battle with and defeat of death. This true story will ultimately empower the audience with a stronger belief that the impossible is possible. In regards to overcoming challenging and life threatening odds, “It can and has been done,” says Joseph.

This book will help to strengthen others who know someone or who themselves face life and death issues in their own personal experience. As a text, those who know someone or who are suffering with similar challenges on their path will find this narration a necessary and beneficial volume.

This book will be featured at the 2011 Illinois Library Association Book Exhibit in Rosemont, Illinois, on October 19 to 20, 2011.

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About the Author
Monsignor Theophilus Anthony Joseph, also called Msgr. Theo, is a priest from the Archdiocese of Castries on the Island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. He graduated from St. Mary’s College in St. Lucia, the Seminary of St. John Vianney and the Martyrs of Uganda in Tunapuna, Trinidad, West Indies, Clinical Pastoral Education Institute in Bellevue Hospital, New York, The Pastoral Institute at Iona University, New York, and Glendale (Kensington) University in California achieving a master’s degree in social psychology. Msgr. Theo also holds a doctorate in ministry from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

Msgr. Theo has written extensively in defense of the Catholic Church in St. Lucia and hopes to publish those manuscripts in the near future. After his priestly ordination in 1974, he has been involved in the pastoral ministry, serving as Pastor to many parishes in St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Monsterrat and Grenada. His longest period of Parish Ministry was as Dean of the Cathedral and Parish Priest of Castries, St. Lucia, where he remained for seventeen years. His love for the pastoral ministry led him to preach revivals in Nassau, Bahamas; Kingston, Jamaica; Georgetown, Guyana; St. George’s Grenada; Mesopotamia, St. Vincent; and Roseau, Dominica.

In the United States, he has preached revivals in many parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Archdiocese of New York and the diocese of Hartford, Connecticut. He has celebrated the Eucharist on many occasions with the Caribbean people in the Diocese of Rochester, New York.

On the Civil side, Msgr. Theo was made a Justice of the Peace (JP) in St. Lucia and was awarded the third highest national honor in St. Lucia, the St. Lucia Piton Medal (gold) S.L.P.M. (gold). He continues to celebrate life in spite of illness, pain and suffering, which has forced him to a medical sabbatical. He spends his time reading, meditating, praying and being thankful to God for all his gifts. His book “A Glorious Journey” is a very brief theological journey and he hopes the book will be helpful to those who are also on a journey.

My Glorious Journey * by Msgr. Theo. Joseph
From Baptism Priestly Ministry
Publication Date: July 13, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 86 pages; 978-1-4628-6122-4
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 86 pages; 978-1-4628-6123-1
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