We are happy to announce that the biography of Father Rick Thomas, the Jesuit priest who founded our ministries, is now published. At the present time, it is only available on Amazon.com – either in paperback or a Kindle version. The title of the book is “A Poor Priest for the Poor: The Life of Father Rick Thomas S.J.”
Richard Dunstan, the author, did a lot of research and interviewed many people for this book, and it provides a wonderful glimpse into the life of this amazing priest. You will learn about how God called Father Thomas to the priesthood, the struggles and challenges he faced, his love and commitment to help the poor throughout his life, and the miracles that followed in the wake of his radical obedience to God.
From the back cover:
When he heard God’s call to the priesthood, Rick Thomas set out on a journey he could never have imagined. He turned his back on a life of wealth and worldly success. In more than half a century with the Society of Jesus, he not only served the poor tirelessly, but embraced poverty in his own life—so completely that he spent the majority of his career eating tortillas and beans and sleeping on a cot wherever he was working. For over 40 years, he led a multifaceted set of ministries to the poor of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, relying on God to guide decisions and provide the resources. This book is the story of that life’s journey.
May the life of Father Rick inspire, challenge and encourage us in our desire to serve God and to love our brothers and sisters better.