Saturday December 7, 2019

A singular man accepts his unjust fate in a graceful memoir

19th May, 2019
Father Tony Coote: a ‘force of nature’ bolstered by his unwavering faith

Memoir: Live While You Can; By Fr Tony Coote; Hachette Books Ireland, €17.50

Father Tony Coote was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in February 2018. Its progress through his body has been rapid in the intervening months, to the point where the priest is now confined to a wheelchair, has lost most of the power in his limbs and is fast losing the ability to speak. Yet still he refuses to give in...

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