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Hope In Suffering: Father Stu's Legacy

Step into the world of Father Stu, a man whose journey from boxer to Catholic priest inspired a Hollywood film and continues to offer hope to those facing life's hardest battles. Join Mary Jane Fox and Father Bart Tolleson as they delve into Father Stu's real-life struggles and triumphs, revealing how his unwavering faith and humor in the face of a debilitating muscle disorder can light our way through the darkness.

On today’s journey, we will:

  • Learn about the Real Father Stu from one of his close friends.
  • What was life like for Father Stu after the credits rolled, as a Catholic priest in ministry?
  • How can Father Stu’s life give all of us hope in the midst of suffering, especially when we may feel far from God?

Click here to purchase That Was Father Stu: A Memoir of My Priestly Brother and Friend, by Fr. Bart Tolleson.

Images courtesy of Ignatius Press. All rights reserved.

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Guest Information

Image of Fr. Bart Tolleson Attribution: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena

Father Bart Tolleson received a B.A. in Communication at Wheaton College and a Ph.D. in Philosophy in Communication at Regent University, where he entered the Catholic Church in 1994. He also received an M.Div. at the University of St. Thomas. He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 2007 and has served as parochial vicar, administrator, and pastor for various parishes in the Diocese of Helena, Montana. Bio courtesy of Ignatius Press.

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