The Postie and the Priest by Ron Burrows
A Look at Father Bob Maguire Through His Letterbox

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The Postie and the Priest is a fly-on-the-wall account of the daily life of an iconic Melbourne priest, written by his postman who began by delivering his letters and ended up recording his life story. The stories from Fr Bob Maguire's life recall family events, life in the seminary, time as an army chaplain, work in various parishes, media connections and above all, his passion for the organisations he founded - Open Family and the Fr Bob Maguire Foundation - that give voice to his concern for the underprivileged and the homeless of Melbourne.
 

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When Ron Burrows, the local postie, began to deliver mail to Sts Peter and Paul Church in South Melbourne, he did just that. He placed the mail in the front pews of the church. The parish priest, Fr Bob Maguire, struck up a friendship with the postie and encouraged him to write the story of 'a priest with panache written by a postie who hasn't'. This is the story of how the book was written.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Mosaic Press. 372 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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