Priestly and Religious Vocations in the Diocese of Hamilton

Authored by John Perdue
Throughout the course of his 63-year priestly ministry, Father William Loyd Ryan (1917-2003) tirelessly laboured to encourage priestly and religious vocations in the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. Besides co-founding the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate, a vibrant young community of women religious, Father Ryan fostered the vocations of several bishops and priests still active in ministry today. Father Ryan provides a unique example of a priest who successfully encouraged vocations both before and after the Second Vatican Council. This book explores the locus of his success in vocation promotion. It will provide inspiration to those who worry about the future of vocations and example to those who wish to assist others in answering God’s call.