Paperback, 266 pp.
Gerald Murphy (1931-2015) led a Catholic life in every sense of the word.
Gerald was an architect and ran a successful practice in London. Much of his professional work was for the Catholic Church. In 1982 his firm won the competition to build the outdoor church for Pope John Paul II’s public Mass in England. He worked tirelessly for religious vocations through Serra International, becoming International President at age 50, for which he was awarded a papal knighthood. He was also a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, a Justice of the Peace, a local councillor, a school governor, an NHS Primary Care manager, an enthusiastic cook, and from the age of 74, a devoted husband and stepfather.
Gerald was dyslexic; he never could spell but he could spin a good yarn and his stories make this account of A Catholic Life a funny, inspiring and intriguing read.
Proceeds from the sale of A Catholic Life go to Serra International.