My new book — Woven Lives: 100 years in the story of the St. Gertrude faith family — is a history of my parish, written as part of St. Gertrude’s centennial celebration. It’s a modest, 64-page work, and, alas, isn’t available through or from a bookstore or library.

However, if you’d like a copy, send me an email at Ai********@gm***.com. Include your name and street address, and I’m mail you a copy.

Pat Reardon

Written by : Patrick T. Reardon

For more than three decades Patrick T. Reardon was an urban affairs writer, a feature writer, a columnist, and an editor for the Chicago Tribune. In 2000 he was one of a team of 50 staff members who won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. Now a freelance writer and poet, he has contributed chapters to several books and is the author of Faith Stripped to Its Essence. His website is

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  1. terry condon December 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Grew up in Rogers Park in th late 50’s, early 60’s. Attended St Gertrudes until 5th grade. Would love to read the story. Thank You

    • Patrick T. Reardon December 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

      Send me your email address to Ai********@gm***.com, and I’ll mail you a copy. Pat

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