Johnny as altar server, Corpus Christi procesion, Ascension Parish, c. 1952
Mom with Johnny, Kitty and Mary at her First Communion, 1947
A Transformative Journey Out, Beyond, and Back: My Evolving Relationship with Tradition
Author John P. Martin was raised in the New York Irish Catholic culture of Ascension Parish. In his childhood, he was inspired to buck his Tradition that sent him on a transformative journey as a Maryknoll missionary with cross-cultural and inter-religious ramifications, into realms of spiritual growth beyond imagining. And a successful search for his Dad that marked his whole life. And back again to savor the joy of sharing these riches with one and all.