Boystown, NE (PRWEB) November 22, 2013
In “I Remember Father Flanagan” (published by iUniverse), author Clifford Stevens’ new biography, readers experience the true range and scope of Father Flanagan's achievements seen against the background of the early years of the century.
“The Irish lad who stepped off the S.S. Celtic in June of 1904 was to leave an indelible mark on the American dream, a story told in the movie "Boys Town" in 1938,” says Stevens. “But the story is richer and more astonishing than a movie could dramatize.”
When Stevens walked into a hotel to meet Father Flanagan of Boys Town, he never thought that the meeting would have such an impact on his life. Now, he sheds light on his meeting with the father and how he chose to live in Boys Town and all the ramifications that choice has had on his life.
An excerpt from “I Remember Father Flanagan”:
“When the abbot of the monastery called me in and told me about Father Flanagan’s death, I went out and walked under the trees and wondered what Boys Town would be like without him. A light had gone out of my sky. Father Flanagan was dead.”
“I Remember Father Flanagan”
By Clifford Stevens
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 48 pages | ISBN 9781475990836
E-Book | 48 pages | ISBN 9781475990843
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
About the Author
Clifford Stevens a priest of the Archdiocese of Omaha, and the founder of Tintern Monastery. He graduated from Boys Town, Neb. in 1944 and was ordained in 1956. In 1961, he entered the U.S. Air Force as chaplain and served in California, Alaska, New Mexico and Japan. After leaving the Air Force, he became executive editor of The Priest Magazine and was editor/publisher of Schema XIII, a Journal for the Priest in the Modern World. He was also associate editor of Liturgy in Santa Fe, a liturgical institute in Santa Fe, N.M. Stevens is the author of 17 published books and his writings on religious and theological subjects have appeared in several newspapers and magazines throughout the country. He serves as senior priest in residence at Boys Town.
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