Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge

Raising Gentle Men Lives at the Orphanage Edge Named Best Book by Small Publisher Catholic Press Association There are very few benefits to the being the only man in the convent There are fewer still being the only big brother to boys in

  • Title: Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge
  • Author: Jay Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9781934074817
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • Named 2014 Best Book by Small Publisher Catholic Press Association There are very few benefits to the being the only man in the convent There are fewer still being the only big brother to 250 boys in an orphanage But if you keep busy, you stumble into opportunities to help And if you re clueless, you don t know better than to attempt the improbable And if you re clumNamed 2014 Best Book by Small Publisher Catholic Press Association There are very few benefits to the being the only man in the convent There are fewer still being the only big brother to 250 boys in an orphanage But if you keep busy, you stumble into opportunities to help And if you re clueless, you don t know better than to attempt the improbable And if you re clumsy, you trip over life s lessons at every turn For than 100 years, a small band of nuns have run Alpha Boys School in Kingston, caring for the abandoned, abused and delinquent boys of Jamaica From 1984 1986, they allowed the author to share their world He was one of many people during those years who lived on the periphery of the boys lives, trying to help, and trying to understand He saw the relationships the boys built with each other, which kept them from being completely alone in the world Whether from the inside or the out, they all lived at the orphanage edge All of the author s proceeds from this book go to support the work of the Mercy Sisters and the Jesuits in Jamaica About the Author Jay Sullivan, is the Managing Partner of Exec Comm, LLC, a communications consulting firm In between graduating from Boston College and attending Fordham Law School, he taught English in Kingston, Jamaica He was a featured columnist in the New York Law Journal, where his Art of Communication column appeared regularly His articles and poetry, both humorous and serious, have appeared in The Golfer, Boston College Magazine, Catholic Digest, Parents Magazine, and other publications He lives in Pleasantville, New York, with his wife and four children.

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    1. These are the stories of a young Boston College graduate who spent two years in Jamaica before law school as a part of BC's International Volunteer Program (IVP). He was assigned to teach English at St. George's College, a Jesuit High School near downtown Kingston. While at St. George's, he helped run the school's outreach program (even poor students in developing nations need to learn to serve others), which led him to the Alpha Boy's School a few blocks away. The author spent the first year vo [...]

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