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When Did I See You Hungry? [Hardcover]

By Gerard Thomas Straub (Author)
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Pages   280
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.94" Width: 11.24" Height: 1"
Weight:   2.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2002
Publisher   Saint Anthony Messenger Press
ISBN  0867165022  
EAN  9780867165029  

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When Did I See You Hungry? is a photographic and textual meditation on the plight of the poor, documenting their life in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Italy, India, Jamaica, the Philippines, Kenya and Brazil. The numerous photographs and text-by the author and by spiritual writers of many different faiths-tell the heart-breaking story of the homeless and poor while challenging and encouraging us to help feed the hungry among us.

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This book is about poverty and our responsibility to help those who are forced to live on the margins of society. The photographs in this book depict real people--suffering souls whose lives are spent in the harshly cruel prison of poverty. To look into their eyes, eyes that are profoundly human and tragically sad, compels the observer to want to do something to relieve the pain, to end the misery. --From the Introduction
"Gerry Straub is a modern-day Francis, jolting us into the truth by the power of images." --Giacomo Bini, O.F.M., Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor
Drawn by the values and example of Francis of Assisi, filmmaker and author Gerard Straub spent months living among the poor of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, Rome, Nairobi, Brazil, India, the Philippines and Jamaica. "Armed only with a pen and a 35-mm camera," he listened to their stories, photographing the men, women and children who live desperate lives of poverty and hunger.
"When Did I See You Hungry?" is a powerful exploration of the desperation and squalor that is the plight of the poor.
Straub's introduction shares the deeply personal story of the life-changing conversion he experienced living with the Franciscan friars who minister daily to the poor and homeless. Giacomo Bini, O.F.M., Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor (the Franciscans) offers an introductory essay, "Receivers of Stolen Goods?"
As a silent meditation on poverty and its consequences, Straub offers more than 70 black-and-white photographs, concluding with a short meditation on "The Face of Poverty" by Franciscan Murray Bodo.
Nearly 200 more photographs, accompanied by the stories of those pictured as well as reflections on the challenge of responding to such poverty, make up "A Meditation in Images and Words." Includes "The True Meaning of Love," a short meditation by Monsignor Richard Albert of Kingston, Jamaica.
To conclude the photographic meditation, Straub offers "A Textual Meditation: Wisdom Across the Centuries," with dozens of spiritual writers offering their thoughts about the challenge to respond to poverty in our world. Includes essays by David Beckman, president of Bread for the World, and Ralph Plumb, president and CEO of Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles.
Finally, Straub shares "The Photographer's Journal," the moving personal journal he kept while taking these photographs as he journeyed with the poor and abandoned.
"When Did I See You Hungry?" is a photographic and textual meditation on the plight of the poor, telling the poignant, heartbreaking story of the homeless and poor while challenging and encouraging us to respond to the hungry among us. Click here for information on the film based on this book.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! GERARD THOMAS STRAUB is the author of the critically acclaimed "The Sun and Moon Over Assisi: A Personal Encounter with Francis and Clare" (St. Anthony Messenger Press), a book of reflections on the two saints of Assisi that earned the 2001 Catholic Press Association first place award for Spirituality Hardcover books and was named one of "Spirituality & Health" magazine s Best Spiritual Books of 2001. Mr. Straub is also the author of "Dear Kate," a novel, and "Salvation for Sale," a nonfictional look at the world of televangelism. Mr. Straub has had a long and distinguished career as a television producer and director. He produced, wrote and directed "We Have a Table for Four Ready," a documentary film on the St. Francis Inn, a soup kitchen in the slums of Philadelphia operated by Franciscan friars, and "Room Enough for Joy," a documentary film that tells the story of L Arche community in Tacoma, Washington. Mr. Straub also directed "Glidepath to Recovery," a documentary film that showcases the work of a diocesan priest in Albany, New York, who works with drug addicts and ex-convicts. The three films have aired on many PBS stations. Mr. Straub has also produced numerous television shows for CBS, NBC and ABC, including the wildly popular soap opera "General Hospital." Mr. Straub annually teaches a month-long course on film writing and directing at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bread for the World, a Washington, D.C.-based Christian organization that lobbies Congress on behalf of the rights of the poor. He founded and is president of the San Damiano Foundation that provides funds to communicate through films the spirituality of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. Mr. Straub is a Secular Franciscan and lives in North Hollywood, California, with his wife and two dogs."

Gerard Thomas Straub currently resides in North Hollywood, in the state of California. Gerard Thomas Straub was born in 1947.

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Through My Eyes  Jul 12, 2004
Gerard Thomas Straub has given us all a gift in the work of his book, When Did I See You Hungry? Through my eyes as a volunteer missionary nurse to many third world countries, I can attest to the visions one sees in this marvelous book. The pictures themselves tell the stories. As you look into the eyes of our brothers and sisters you see Christ. Straub has depicted this sincerely and with compassion.
I have given this book as gifts to many friends and family members. Some are saddened by the pictures, others are curious. A few are speechless.
It is not until you reach out your hands and touch the lives of those around you will you know what it is like to ask, "When Did I See You Hungry?"
After reading this book, if one does not find compassion deep within them, they are ones looking to be fed.

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