My Brother Joseph by Eugene Kennedy
The Spirit of a Cardinal and the Story of a Friendship

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"Even if they are not committed to any specific religion, men and women everywhere have a deep desire to come into contact with the transcendent".

When he wrote these words in his bestselling book, The Gift of Peace, Cardinal Bernardin was too modest to recognize that this unadorned description of the appeal of transcendence captured his own charismatic hold on people across the world.

A friend of Joseph Bernardin for more than three decades, Eugene Kennedy contemplates the spiritual meaning of the Cardinal's life, looking especially closely at the last three years.

 

About Eugene Kennedy

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Eugene Kennedy is an award-winning author, a psychologist, a syndicated columnist, and professor emeritus at Loyola University of America. Once a priest, he and his wife, Sara Charles, M.D., live in Chicago.
 
Published October 15, 1997 by St. Martin's Press. 178 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Kennedy (Psychology/Loyola Univ.) evokes the memory of his friend Cardinal Bernardin in a literary portrait that aspires to poetry and sometimes succeeds.

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Kennedy also shows the Bernardin who labored on public policy issues and desired to ""speak as a moral force to the whole country."" Kennedy's book reminds us how Joseph Cardinal Bernardin did just that not only in his writings but also in his very habit of being.

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