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Father Richard Smith is pastor of St. James the Lee Parish in Corinth.

+ Last book read — “Mind of the Raven” by Bernd Heinrich
+ Favorite book — “The Spiritual Exercises” by St. Ignatius Loyola
+ Favorite male saint — Benedict & Ignatius of Loyola
+ Favorite female saint — Teresa of Jesus
+ Favorite city to visit — San Antonio, Texas
+ My hobby or hobbies — Birds, icon writing, oboe
+ Person I’d like to invite to dinner — Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
+ On my 75th birthday I’ll eat — Beans a la ranchero and tortillas de nixtamal
+ Most enjoyable holiday — Thanksgivingsmith
+ Most cherished religious article — Crucifix that hung in my parents’ bedroom
+ Favorite place to pray — My room
+ When do I pray — Early a.m.
+ Favorite artist or work of art — Andrei Rublev & El Greco
+ Favorite childhood memory — Visiting my great grandmother & family on Sundays
+ Favorite class in high school — Math & Latin
+ Who influenced my vocation — Father Dave O’Connor & Father Hilary Ottensmeyer; right now two friends influence my vocation — Father Justin DuVall, OSB, & Bishop Peter Sartain
+ Favorite season — Autumn
+ Favorite type of music — Middle Eastern
+ Best part of job as a priest — Celebrating sacraments & teaching
+ Best blessing — People of the parish
+ Greatest challenge — Accepting me & thee such as we are
+ Do you have a wish — To keep growing in gratitude for the graces that come from God

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