About the Author
Fr. Raphael Simon received his M.D. from the University of Michigan. He interned at Bellevue Hospital, and practiced as a psychiatrist in New York. Following his conversion, he became a priest in the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance and a monk of Saint Joseph’s Abbey, Spencer, Massachusetts, where he was subsequently elected Abbot. He gave retreats to the monks of his Order in the United States and Ireland, and was a spiritual director for monks, priests and lay people. His autobiography, The Glory of Thy People
, tells the story of his conversion, as introduced by Fulton J. Sheen.