Congratulations, Fr. Jim!

Fr. Jim at the annual Mount St. Francis Picnic in 2012. (This year the picnic will be Saturday, August 31.)

Fr. Jim Kent, OFM Conv., Minister Provincial for the Province of Our Lady of Consolation, won a first place award from the Catholic Press Association for his book review "Good news for the church: most priests are happy" which appeared in Horizon: Journal of the National Religious Vocation Conference.

The Judges said: Interesting topic. Nice Summation. Driven by a well-flavored personal slant. Tucked into a well-painted big picture for society, the church and world. Good news, to boot.

Congratulations, Fr. Jim!

Fr. Jim (on right) with Fr. Pius Poff (left) and Fr. Dismas Veeneman
Why Priests are Happy by Stephen Rossetti