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About the author:
Author of eight books and over forty articles on leadership, social justice, organizational development, education, and spirituality, Maurice L. Monette was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1946, and left home at age fourteen to start his education in Catholic seminaries. He earned a doctorate in education from Columbia University and master's degrees in adult education and theology from Boston University and Weston School of Theology.
Ordained as a priest with the Oblate Fathers (OMI) in 1976, he directed master's programs in church education and leadership at Loyola University in New Orleans and led social justice education programs for the Center of Concern in Washington, DC.
Since 1985, he has managed an organizational consulting practice, trained consultants, and also directed a master's program in organizational psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California. He is a founding partner of The Vallarta Institute, which provides leadership coaching, capacity building, and evaluation services to foundations and civil society clients.
In the past year, he has served organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. He lives in Mexico with his husband of twenty-four years.
Confessions of a Gay, Married Priest is his first venture into creative writing, and if he has his druthers, not the last. He takes great joy in writing, painting, and offering spiritual and life coaching. He can be reached at www.GayMarriedPriest.com.
Confessions of a Gay Married Priest
A Spiritual Journey
Maurice L. Monette
A Roman Catholic priest struggles to remain committed to his vows, live authentically as a gay person and find intimacy. His social activism throws him into doubt about dogma and, after 30 years of church leadership, inspires a leap beyond the bounds of conventional religion and into the passionate embrace of a bigger God. This deeply personal story, perhaps a modern-day cross between The Prophet and The Thornbirds, invites readers - spiritual seekers as well as those alienated from religion - into a sacred space to explore their own journeys and make sense of the human longing to trust in something beyond the self.
- Publication Date:
- Jan 23 2013
- 0615743854 / 9780615743851
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Religion / Spirituality / General