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A Novel by Fr. Jacob Restrick, O.P.

“Becky Feinstein is well-acquainted with unexpected tragedy. Growing up in New York City during the turbulent 1960s, she has already experienced her brother’s death in Vietnam and her family’s gradual drifting apart. So when her closest friend suddenly becomes gravely ill, this nice Jewish girl decides to give her an unconventional gift by lighting a candle in a big Catholic church on Lexington Avenue. Little does she realize, as she passes through the heavy wooden doors of Saint Vincent Ferrer’s, that after this afternoon, nothing will ever be the same. For there, lighting a candle for a friend, she discovers someone waiting for her in the ‘still, quiet place’ of her heart …” [From the cover]

“This is a story of conversion, acknowledging all of the crises and consolations, both small and large, that come from that. We follow Becky as she first comes to hear the Lord in that ‘still, quiet place’ in her heart and then as she follow that newfound love and encounters its (sometimes bittersweet) consequences.” [From the Foreword]

“When I started Sister Mary Baruch, I didn’t know what to expect, but I couldn’t put it down, and I couldn’t wait to get back to it when I did. It is an endearing tale, lovingly and artfully told.”
Fr Peter John Cameron. OP.

Fr. Jacob Restrick, O.P. is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph. Her served for over a decade as chaplain to communities of contemplative Dominican nuns.

Tan Books, ©2015, Soft cover, 350 pages