The Wayward Monk

by Marshall Boykin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/25/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781420832822
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781420832839

About the Book

            A Trappist monk, he helped a wealthy Texas widow, Sarita Kennedy East, write her will that left the largest portion of her estate to a charitable foundation.  She called him her spiritual advisor.  When she unexpectedly died, her Bishop and others brought suit against him claiming he unduly influenced her.  The Archbishop of Philadelphia, appointed by Rome to investigate and settle the dispute, branded him a "wayward monk."  Some accused him of a meretricious relationship with the widow.  His Abbot banished him from the Trappist Order.  He became an eremite; his cause the Church''s promise to Mrs. East.  His name, Brother Leo, an anathema to some, may have been forgotten by many; the legacy has not.

About the Author

            Marshall Boykin III was born in Taft, Texas, about eighteen miles north and west of Corpus Christi.  He attended the University of Texas in Austin both before and after his three-year tour of duty in the United States Navy, graduating with Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees.  Upon graduation he moved to Corpus Christi and began the practice of law.  He presently practices in the firm of Wood, Boykin & Wolter.  BROLEO, The Wayward Monk, a biography of a religious he once represented, is his first published book.  He has written short stories, poems and a novel that he has not published, distributing limited copies only to family and friends.