The 2017 Laetare Medalist, Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.
It's late in the afternoon, and in between rapid-fire meetings with homies waiting patiently outside the glass wall of his office, G is reflecting on the hundreds of photos on the walls that make his workspace more collage than cubicle.
"Everything is a gift, you know?" he says, speaking of the pictures that often are placed on his walls by someone else. "They're folks...baptisms...pictures of folks I've had to bury."
G pauses at a photo near the ceiling of a young man in a wheelchair. "Just buried him last week. He was a sweetheart, that kid."Read the story