This spiritual memoir draws on Hannon's wealth of experience, his family life, childhood and professional life as a high school teacher to show how God is present in every aspect of our lives, and how the seemingly mundane events in our lives can reveal the presence of God. For example, the simple act of sitting on a bench at dawn in the middle of San Francisco becomes a spiritual wakening and a morning prayer of praise for an entire city. This collection of poignant, heartbreaking and hilarious short stories is organized around the Liturgy of the Hours.
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.