‘An outstanding quality of Tommy Waldron’s approach to life was his courteous attention to and reception of literary and other artistic classics, particularly the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. All his nourished his courteous attention to and reception of people, his courteous attention to and reception of God.’ (Enda McDonagh, from the Introduction)
This work comprises a selection of Monsignor Tom Waldron’s sermons and articles, written throughout his life. The tone is conversational, and the topics expansive, coming from a man who ‘so loved the words not as dictionary components but as struggling bodily attempts to communicate between body-spirits’.
Monsignor Waldron became very well known as a writer and radio presenter and was considered the best preacher of his generation. His success as a preacher can be attributed to three things: his understanding of people; his sense of language; his keen theological insight.
About the Author
Monsignor Thomas Waldron, priest of the Archdiocese of Tuam, was born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo in 1929. Educated at Castlebar, St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam and St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, he was ordained priest in 1954. He studied for an MA in English Literature in 1954-55. He was appointed to St. Jarlath’s College where he taught English and French from 1977 to 1986. Finally, he was appointed Parish Priest of Claremorris in 1986 and died in 1995.