They Also Serve...
Tennis - A Global Religion

by Ralph Wright, OSB
Monograph Publishing, LLC
Eureka, Missouri

2011 Ralph Wright, OSB
64 pages

978-0-9799482-8-2 (hard cover)

Price $19.95



From the Back Cover --

They Also Serve...  Global Religion brings humor smack back into the center of sport. The sport 'pie,' that goes back way beyond Homer, has many ingredients. Fun, recreation, competition, exercise, teamwork, entertainment all play various roles in various games. Recently work, money and politics have taken some sports by storm. In They Also Serve... Tennis A Global Religion, the 'good laugh and quiet smile' of Wild... takes a step further. By bringing 'clerical' figures Cardinals, Popes, Imans, Rabbis and Abbesses onto the tennis court their are both cohesive they bring people together as in the original Olympics for peaceful, enjoyable, channeled competition. Winning no longer entails annihilating the opponent but relishing the challenge, fostering prowess, dexterity and achievement. Perhaps sportsmanship can trickle down into world religion.

About the Author --

Ralph Wright was born in England in 1938. He graduated from Ampleforth College, served in the British army for two years and then became a monk at Ampleforth Abbey. After studying Classics at Oxford and Theology at Fribourg, Switzerland he was ordained in 1970 and invited by the abbot to join the community's foundation in St. Louis, Missouri. Here, at St. Louis Priory School, he has taught Latin, Greek, Creative Writing, Theology and Tennis. He has had eight books of poetry published and about sixty hymns. In June 2010 a dream came true when he was visiting family in England and was invited by a friend, Nigel Oxley, to spend a day at Wimbledon during the second week of the tournament.

Ralph Wright, OSB


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