The Remarkable Stories of a Priest, His Passions, and the People Who Moved Him
– Reflecting on Korean War service
In eighth grade, Art Davenport signed up for the seminary entrance exam so he could skip class. Thus began his unexpected journey of discovering a deep-rooted vocation to the priesthood, and bringing Christ to his fellow men at home and on foreign battlefields. Follow Fr. Davenport, retired U.S. Army Colonel, from his “priesthood by osmosis” to failing Latin class. Journey with him to his parishes that extended from the quiet gardens of Menlo Park, California, to the wartime battlefields of Korea and Vietnam. Encounter just a few circumstances that reminded him to cling to his motto, “Trust in Jesus.” Fr. Davenport’s candid wit and joy blend into his memoirs, offering a riveting reflection of Christ’s strength, guidance and protection over a lifetime.