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A Priest Called Pancho The Story of Monsignor Francis Pointek Monsignor Francis Pointek was called by many a "Priest's Priest". He served in the Diocese of Fresno for seventy four years and "smelled like the sheep" long before that phrase came into vogue. He was a doer, building four churches, two schools and a convent; always on limited funds, often with his own hands. He was a seeker of truth, even when the truth affected his popularity. He was a renegade, frequently choosing to act first and ask for forgiveness later. His unconventional style led to an early, forced retirement. But this did not even slow him down. For the next forty-three years he served the people of Tehachapi, when and where he was needed. He was humble and lived in poverty, choosing only to emulate his hero, Jesus Christ. This is the story of Monsignor Francis Pointek, his legend, and his legacy. His story is inspirational, just what we need in these crazy times. Written by Deacon Clyde Davis, with contributions from over two dozen people who knew him well, this book consists of 299 pages, including 48 pages of illustrations. The book is available in paperback at introductory prices of $15 for the black and white version and $20 for the color version. If you wish to purchase a copy please send an email to deaconclyde@aol.com, indicating the version and quantity you would like. You will be notified when your book arrives. A Priest Called Pancho The Story of Monsignor Francis Pointek Monsignor Francis Pointek was called by many a "Priest's Priest". He served in the Diocese of Fresno for seventy four years and "smelled like the sheep" long before that phrase came into vogue. He was a doer, building four churches, two schools and a convent; always on limited funds, often with his own hands. He was a seeker of truth, even when the truth affected his popularity. He was a renegade, frequently choosing to act first and ask for forgiveness later. His unconventional style led to an early, forced retirement. But this did not even slow him down. For the next forty-three years he served the people of Tehachapi, when and where he was needed. He was humble and lived in poverty, choosing only to emulate his hero, Jesus Christ. This is the story of Monsignor Francis Pointek, his legend, and his legacy. His story is inspirational, just what we need in these crazy times. Written by Deacon Clyde Davis, with contributions from over two dozen people who knew him well, this book consists of 299 pages, including 48 pages of illustrations. The book is available in paperback at introductory prices of $15 for the black and white version and $20 for the color version. If you wish to purchase a copy please send an email to deaconclyde@aol.com, indicating the version and quantity you would like. You will be notified when your book arrives.