Life Is Not a Long Quiet River: A Memoir

Author:   Willy Slavin
Publisher:   Birlinn General
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9781780275789


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Approaching old age need not be a thing to be feared. It can and should be a time of freedom and spiritual contentment. Our biblically allotted lifespan is 'three score year and ten, or eighty if we are strong'. Even today, this is probably about right for many. The decade between 70 and 80 is an important opportunity to reflect on the meaning of life. The author, a Roman Catholic priest in his 70s, illustrates the freedom that comes from his lifelong experience of obedience, poverty and celibacy. He argues that we are all more obedient, poor and celibate than we usually care to admit. We came into the world innocent of power, money or sex. We should able to leave it freely - ready and without dependence on political, financial or sexual status.

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Author:   Willy Slavin
Publisher:   Birlinn General
Imprint:   Birlinn Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 21.50cm
Weight:   0.298kg
ISBN:  

9781780275789


ISBN 10:   1780275781
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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'Exuberance, zest and maybe a touch of mischief come over in Slavin's person and in his writing ....The title is a nod to a 1988 French film Slavin loves which takes a satirical sideswipe at the Catholic Church and bourgeois morality. Elsewhere there are mentions of and reference to everyone from Socrates and TS Eliot to Bob Dylan and Frantz Fanon' * Herald Magazine *


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Willy Slavin has spent his life championing the cause of the poor. Working as a priest for 50 years in the most deprived areas of Glasgow and Bangladesh and in hospitals and prisons, he is also known for his role in the late-2017 installation of the Homeless Jesus sculpture on a park bench in Glasgow.

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