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.
This biography about Fr. Richard M. Thomas, S.J. entitled A Poor Priest for the Poor by Richard Dunstan is available at Amazon.com. Kindle or print versions available.