Learning All The Time is a witty, thought-provoking, often humorous memoir by Fr. Timothy Horner, O.S.B., one of the founding fathers of Priory School in St. Louis, Missouri. Born in 1920 in Quetta, Baluchistan in India, Fr. Timothy tells his life's story with a clever combination of English and American expression and rhetoric. At the age of two, hew was sent to England to live with his paternal grandmother, and when he was nine, he was sent to boarding school at Hordle-House in Milford-on-Sea. At thirteen, he was sent to Ampleforth College, a Catholic monastery and private school, and then he went on to Oxford. In 1940, he reported for duty to the Officer Cadet Training Unit at Alton Towers, Staffordshire. Fr. Timothy experiences as a British soldier during World War II are fascinating as is his struggle to decide between marrying a woman that he loved at the time and becoming a monk. He made his decision after the war ended, went into the monastery at Ampleforth, and in 1955, his superiors directed him to come to St. Louis, Missouri to found an elite, private Catholic boys school. An acclaimed classicist, cricketer, soldier, educator and "tour guide" for Timothy's Tourists, a group of school parents and Priory parishioners who have traveled extensively with Fr. Timothy, his truly adventurous life has take him around the world, many times over. Learning All the Time is captivating, not only for members and alumni of Priory School and Saint Anselm Parish, but for anyone who has been uprooted from their home and sent to an unfamiliar country with many different traditions and language interpretations. Anyone who is a World War II buff will be fascinated by his experiences as a soldier, traveling across Europe and Asia, and eventually ending up fighting the Japanese in Burma. Father Timothy's book is a charming memoir which will evoke warm and touching emotions, occasionally bringing a misty eye, and often a chuckle, to the reader.
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