Episode 39: Pistaco: A Tale of Love in the Andes

December 11, 2019

Interview with award winning author, Lynn Monahan

In this episode, Fr. Joe Veneroso and Megan Fleming sit down with Maryknoll Magazine editor-in-chief and award winning author, Lynn Monahan.

You will be inspired by Lynn’s reflections from reporting in both Central and South America, along with his time spent with missioners in Africa and Asia. Only someone from his unique role at Maryknoll can share with us such a range of transformational experiences from the lives a service of Maryknoll missioners in the field.

We are also excited to share with you details about his recent award winning fiction novel, Pistaco: A Tale of Love in the Andes, which was deeply inspired by his time living in Peru. His work received the 2018 Catholic Press Association First Place for novels.

We know you are going to enjoy this interview with Lynn Monahan.


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L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly, Fr. Juan Montes Zúñiga)

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L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





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