Still Called by Name by Dominic Grassi
Why I Love Being a Priest

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People often ask Dominic Grassi the question Why are you a priest? Even unasked, it hangs in the air throughout his busy days as a pastor of a large Chicago parish. Sometimes, he ask it of himself.The answer unfolds in the stories he tells in this book—vivid tales of the way the youngest son of a North Side Chicago grocer has been privileged to witness the workings of God's grace and love in the lives of the people he serves.In each of these tales, Fr. Grassi paints a candid portrait of the joys and difficulties of priestly life. But, as he explains, the joys always outweigh the heartache. "I am just an ordinary person who still finds incredible joy, profound awe, silencing mystery, and overwhelming peace as a priest," he writes. These too-uncommon qualities—joy, awe, mystery, and peace—are abundant in his stories. They are the convincing answers to the question Why are you a priest? They are the reasons why Catholics can rejoice that God still calls men like Dominic Grassi by name.

About Dominic Grassi

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Fr. Dominic Grassi, a lifelong Chicagoan, was ordained in 1973 and has been a pastor, a teacher, a counselor, a coach, a retreat and vocation director, an inspirational speaker, an editor, and a writer. He is currently a pastor on the north side of Chicago. His books include Bumping into God, Bumping into God Again, Bumping into God in the Kitchen, and Still Called by Name. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, and cooking.
Published September 1, 2003 by Loyola Press. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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