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· There's More: A Novella of Life and Afterlife

· The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story

· The Wisdom of Les Miserables: Lessons From the Heart of Jean Valjean

· Down a Narrow Alley

· I'll Paint a Sun

· Circles of Stone

· A Love Forbidden

· Finding Isabella

· Battling Writer's Guilt

· The Saint With the Dragon Tattoo

· My Cello Year

· In a Child's Eyes

· We Both Had Dads Named Joseph

· Highjacked by a Great Novel

· When All Else Fails

· House of Faith

· A Little Night Music

· Keep It Simple . . . The Way Jesus Did

· A Wedding Prayer-Poem

· A Prayer for Esther on Her Birthday

· Earth Mother”

· Aging Actor

· Graduation 2003 . . . Wedding 2010

· A Wedding Toast

· Driver's Prayer

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  In Memory of Bill Joyce
by Alfred J. Garrotto
Friday, May 16, 2008
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My friend, mentor, co-worker and spiritual brother, Bill Joyce, passed away on May 8, 2008. He shared ministry with me at Christ the King Parish, Pleasant Hill, CA. At the end of every year I write a poem to each member of my team. The following were written for Bill (the most recent one only days before he died).


A poetic tribute to

RCIA Team Member
Bill Joyce
d. May 8, 2008
As from a well, we
slake our thirst with his wisdom;
ad multos annos.
Ignatius smiles with
pride on him; ad majorem
dei gloriam!
Not walker, cane, or any old
pain can keep him 'way,
when homeless souls need shelter.
Angel in our midst,
like God’s warm embrace wrapped
‘round those who know him.


"The Wisdom of Les Miserable

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead

enjoyed reading your informative narrative

I look forward to reading more of your work.


Reviewed by John Domino
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Always an angel he will be now, your good friend is living in your heart forever, but you already know that. Words need not be said, but I do so like memoirs like this to deserving souls. Good write**********.
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