IL priest publishes book on happiness

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from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Father Jeffrey F. Kirby of Indian Land recently published a new book, “Kingdom of Happiness – Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life.”
Kirby is parish priest of the fastest-growing parish in the Southeast, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, on Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75).
He grew up in a military family in West Germany, hiked across Europe and Africa for 10 weeks, attended seminary at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, served in the National Guard, has run two marathons, and crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice by ship.
Kirby holds a doctorate in moral theology from Holy Cross University in Rome and a master’s degree in philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He serves as an adjunct professor of theology at Belmont Abbey College and Pontifex University.
Kirby was recognized in 2016 by then-Gov. Nikki Haley with the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, for his service to local communities and young adults throughout the state.
Kirby is the weekly spirituality contributor for the news site Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse, as well as the author of a bi-monthly Question-and-Answer column in The Catholic Miscellany, the diocesan newspaper in South Carolina.
Kirby has published eight other books including “The Life and Witness of Saint Maria Goretti” and “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.”
His latest work is described by U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as “…a guidebook for real happiness that is much needed in our modern world of division and loneliness.”
The paperback, which has already sold 55,000 copies, is available for $14.95 at Saintbenedictpress.com.