Catholic Light Diocesan Newspaper Like most priests on the threshold of their 50th anniversary of ordination, Father Charles Cummings has enough material from his years of ministry to write a book. Unlike most priests, however, he actually has. At the age of 75, the retired diocesan priest recently penned Love, Laughter & Living Saints - a book, as he puts it, “My vocation journey plus 70 inspirational and humorous tales of my catholic school days of the 1950’s to parish life and ministry today”.

Editor – - Rev. Charles J. Cummings is clearly a storyteller at heart, and that definitely shows in Love, Laughter & Living Saints. From vignettes of his childhood to seminary stories and tales of the joys and challenges of life as a parish priest, this short book comprises 70 stories in addition to Father Cummings’ own vocation story, which serves as the introduction to the book. These stories clearly depict the author’s care for his family and his parishioners, and his servant’s heart.



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