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Hatch, match, and dispatch : the life and times of the Almost Reverend Billow

Author: William Billow
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Being a priest is likened 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 Cathedral. He practices 'the ministry of presence,'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Billow, William, 1953- author.
Hatch, match, and dispatch
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018040110
Named Person: William Billow
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Billow
ISBN: 9781493037018 1493037013
OCLC Number: 1049576639
Description: xvii, 230 pages ; 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.
Responsibility: Rev. William Billow.

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"Being a priest is likened 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 Cathedral. He practices 'the ministry of presence,' witnessing and overseeing the baptisms, weddings, and funerals of the members of his flocks. As he moves from community to community, his story does not fail to enlighten and inspire"--

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"Rev. Billow's voice is a perfect combination of Father Tim Kavanaugh (from the Mitford Series) and Larry David." -- Dorothy Bush Koch, author of My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Read more...

 
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