A Halleluiah Song! Memoir of a Black Catholic Priest from the Jim Crow South
A Halleluiah Song! is the memoir of Father William Norvel, S.S.J. a black Catholic priest from the Jim Crow south. It tells of his formation as a person and a Josephite priest; his pioneering efforts to include gospel music and black culture in the Catholic liturgy; the trials and triumphs of his 50-year ministry to Black Catholics around the country; his courageous work to build a seminary in Nigeria to ensure the future of his religious community; and, his historic rise to the top leadership position of Superior General of the Josephites. It is the compelling story of a man grounded in faith and family whose life’s journey has been filled with challenges and successes, purpose and passion.
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