Monday, September 15, 2014

New Book and Video about Chrys McVey, OP

This book is a memorial collection of some of the insightful and challenging thoughts of Father Chrys McVey, OP who lived for more than 40 years as an American Dominican missionary priest in Pakistan. Chrys died suddenly in 2009. His theology and thinking about the culture and politics of that complex and burgeoning nation, and their implications more widely, developed slowly, as he matured spiritually and as a writer.

The book is edited by:
fr Prakash Anthony Lohale, the Socius of the Master of the Order for Apostolic Life. He hails from the Province of India but currently lives at Santa Sabina, Rome.

fr Kevin Toomy, the former Socius of the Master of the Order for Asia-Pacific Region. He is currently the editor of the magazine, Tui Motu published in Dunedin, New Zealand. He is from the Province of Australia.

These brothers were friends and admirers of Chrys, as much for his warmth and generosity of spirit, as well as for his intelligence and huge courage.

This book was launched by the Master of the Order, Bruno Cadore, OP on 13 August, 2014 during the joint conference by JRD and JPCC on 'Dialogue as a way of Preaching' from 11 to 16 August, Surabaya, Indonesia. This was preceded by a special Video 'Chrys McVey Memorial' premiered specially for this occasion. 

You can get copies of the book online by clicking here. You can also get copies by contacting fr Prakash directly -

Check out this video on YouTube:  Chrys McVey Memorial