This book attempts to tell a story about a young man's vocational and spiritual journey following his discharge (honorable) from the U.S. Army in 1955.
His journey took him to some interesting places and organizations including the Lumen Christi Club and the Young Christian Workers (YCW). His involvement in these organizations, especially the Young Christian Workers, and the different jobs he attempted, enabled him to eventually see where the Lord was leading him.
Little has been written about these lay organizations, like the YCW, who understood and nurtured the lay vocation even prior to Vatican II. This book is also a small attempt to celebrate those organizations.
Frank Ardito Jr.
Frank R Ardito, Jr., was introduced to the Young Christian Workers (YCW) in the 1950s at St. Bartholomew Parish in Chicago where he served as its first president. Upon leaving the movement, Frank served in the Chicago Commission on Youth Welfare's Community Organization Division, working in inner-city communities across the City. he was later assigned to the City's Department of Human Resources and Department of Human Services serving in the capacity of Supervisor of Training and Development. Frank served the City for 33 years; while doing so he achieved a Master Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. During his retirement, Frank composed articles on the subjects of the lay apostolate and discipleship for the faith-based group CreativEmpowerment.