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Jim of the Mountain

Forever a Priest



James Foran


ISBN: 978-1-905451-48-7


   Price:  €15.00



About the Book


Jim of the Mountain, Forever a Priest is about a young Irish boy who was reared on the family farm.  It tells the story of his childhood, his youth and his early education.  It is also a story of a beautiful love affair that could never be physically fulfilled.  The book follows the life of the young priest and his various appointments both at home and abroad.


The love of his life enters a convent to become a nun and he is admitted to a seminary to become a priest.  They were both consumed with a powerful love of Jesus, which made their love for each other even greater……….



About the Author


“Many people will tell you that when they retire they will write a book.  However, very few people do.  When I retired I had no intention whatsoever of attempting to write.  In fact, I had no experience of writing and my greatest achievement in this area was submitting a thirty page report to my employer.  My adult children presented me with a computer so as to keep me occupied.  Well there I was with this thing before me and I hadn’t a clue what to do with it.  Eventually I mastered it well enough to use the keyboard and I thought “Why not have a go at writing a book”?


This is not a literary work of art as will become obvious after reading the first few pages.  I am not a literary writer but more of a storyteller really and that’s exactly what this is ‘A story’ which hopefully you will enjoy.


I am not a priest and never have been an ordained minister of the church.  I am however a catholic and as such I have tried to live my life in accordance with the teachings of the church.


Where did I get the idea for this story? Well, I have no idea, it just came to me and I hope that you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it.”


James Foran