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New Priory Press was founded in 2013 by the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Albert the Great in Chicago. Its purpose is to promote the scholarship and publication of works that foster the province’s Dominican intellectual heritage and to provide serious scholarship in accessible form to adult Catholics.

The Cobbler and the Cricket and Other Tales of Faith

Fr. George Reynolds, O.P.

Fr. George Reynolds was a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Albert the Great. Raised in Oak Park and Maywood, Illinois, Reynolds earned his B.A. in philosophy from Aquinas Institute of Theology and his M.A. in English from the University of Dallas. He served as a teacher at Fenwick High School in Oak Park Illinois and Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas; as pastor at St. Albert’s Parish in Minneapolis; and as a campus minister at Emory University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. With more than fifty years of ministry under his belt, his pastoral experience is extensive. Reynolds currently ministers at the Aquinas Newman Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is his first book.


Fr. Reynolds says one of the main influences on his writing was his father, who was a master storyteller. He kept Reynolds and his siblings enthralled with stories told before bed. Fr. Reynolds’ love of storytelling is evident in his preaching. Now for the first time we are able to share some of his non-homiletic efforts.


The illustrations in this volume were done by Fr. Robert Reynolds, Fr. George’s older brother, who before his death was a priest of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois.

List Price: $9.95
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
170 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1623110031 
ISBN-10: 1623110033 
BISAC: Fiction / Short Stories

From an Amazon customer review:

“Father Reynold's collection of tales is a delightful read. The stories are well-drawn and fanciful. They vary from the fable genre, with talking creatures, to more contemporary-style short stories, typically about life in a Catholic parish. In either case, there is a poignant examination of human desire and behavior that is sure to resonant [sic] with readers of all faiths. This would make a great book club read.”

February 10, 2013