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Popular priest-storyteller Patrick Hannon returns with his third collection of tales about the presence of God's grace in everyday life. The Long Yearning's End
contains twenty-one stories, three for each of the seven Catholic sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick. These stories demonstrate how God is present in work, family life, nursing homes, baseball parks, etc. Stories include:
- Hustled by a Holy Man
- Lost at the Circus
- Come for the Chicken, Stay for the Redemption
- "That Ain't Right"
- Pinned by God
- Tying the Knot
- Nighttime in a Tree Fort with My Friends
- Buck Up, Little Camper
- Christ in Pigtails
- Big Mac Sauce and Other Lessons on Love
Patrick Hannon is a Holy Cross priest from Oakland, California. He has ministered in Portland, Oregon; South Bend, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. His debut book, Running into the Arms of God, won first place in the First Time Author of a Book category of the 2006 Catholic Press Association Book Awards.