This review was originally published in the Southington Citizen.
A priest, scholar, educator, administrator and pastor in the Archdiocese of Hartford for more than half a century, the Rev. Fr. Henry C. Frascadore has continued his life long journey into retirement using his many talents to inspire others to discover deeper thoughts of faith through his charismatic speaking style and poetry.
His word-pictures glide like an eagle, missing nothing in its view, as it passes over and through the natural wonders of the forest, desert, beach, sky, rain and snow. But beyond the eagle, the poet presents is own close up observation of God’s creation and his human family.
Much more than a book about nature, the author’s work, unlike the eagle’s view, reaches for answers infinitely beyond the weeping willow tree and human understanding.
The best news is that Frascadore’s book is not reserved for a small circle of those engaged in esoteric spiritual pursuits that are deep in the well of human understanding. Rather, it is a spiritual treasure of recipes for clear thinking about our human experience and our relationship with God.
Several weeks ago, Fr. Frascadore, who is now retired, returned to St. Dominic Church, where he previously served as pastor, to present a program about his book.
Beyond the Weeping Willow Tree can be purchased on Amazon.com and locally from the Gift Shop at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington.