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Monday, February 11, 2013

My Road to Kenya by Jack O' Leary and Mary Lyons

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When businessman, Jack O'Leary tells his wife that a Kenyan priest is coming to dinner and he likes to drink red blood, she gets into an understandable panic.  After combing New York to please the priest's odd tastes, she shares a good laugh at the dinner party later.

 This is just one of the many anecdotes in this interesting book about how O'Leary decided to help Kenyan men go to seminaries in America and achieved much more by building orphanages, hospitals and many other institutions.

There is a lot of enlightening information about the history of Kenya and the history of Catholicism in the country, for example, the story of Archbishop Ndingi and his battle against corruption.

Unfortunately, I found My Road to Kenya rather disjointed - it's best to read a little bit at a time.  However, it's certainly worth reading and helping the cause!




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