Hatch, Match, and Dispatch

Hatch, Match, and Dispatch

The Life and Times of the Almost Reverend William Billow

Book - 2018
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"Being a priest is often compared to being a shepherd. People do, from time to time, need a poke here or a prod there. But mostly, they need to know someone is watching out for them. Rev. William Billow has been that gentle guiding hand for multiple communities across the nation, but he is best known for his services in Washington, DC, from St. Albans School to Washington National Cathedral. He practices 'the ministry of presence,' witnessing and overseeing the baptisms, weddings, and funerals of the members of his flocks. The lives he has touched and encouraged in his flocks include presidents, journalists, and many other inspired neighbors. As he moves from community to community, his story does not fail to enlighten and inspire"--Jacket flap.
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut :, LP, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, [2018]
©2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781493037018
Characteristics: xvii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I know my own and my own know me
A Midwestern boyhood
Seminary
St. Mark's Barrington Hills
St. Columba's
St. Albans School
Washington National Cathedral
Retirement (Sort of)
Welcome to LA
Hatch, match, and dispatch
Legacy
The final curtain.
Summary: "Being a priest is often compared to being a shepherd. People do, from time to time, need a poke here or a prod there. But mostly, they need to know someone is watching out for them. Rev. William Billow has been that gentle guiding hand for multiple communities across the nation, but he is best known for his services in Washington, DC, from St. Albans School to Washington National Cathedral. He practices 'the ministry of presence,' witnessing and overseeing the baptisms, weddings, and funerals of the members of his flocks. The lives he has touched and encouraged in his flocks include presidents, journalists, and many other inspired neighbors. As he moves from community to community, his story does not fail to enlighten and inspire"--Jacket flap.

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