Heart to Heart

Compiled & Written by Pat Knapp

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All proceeds go to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Carrollton, Georgia and to the Atlanta Archdiocese Seminary Fund., with funds earmarked for Seminarian Stephen Couch.  The cost is $15.00 + $3.00 shipping and handling.  The cost of the DVD is $5.00. 


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Book Summary

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The inspiring story of an extraordinary priest who touched and influenced countless people from all walks of life and cultures; Catholic or non-Catholic, rich or poor, old or young, infirmed or well, highly esteemed or marginalized are equal in his eyes, allowing no distinctions for race, gender, religion or any prejudice.

Michael Edward Regan was born on November 22, 1921 in the Philadelphia Irish ghetto, to Catholic immigrant parents.  From the beginning he developed a cheerful personality and a smiling countenance as he declared his desire to become a priest.  He was nurtured in a loving family whose devotion to him and his ministry continued throughout their lives.  Michael entered the seminary at age fifteen and pursued his education and formation for the priesthood, all of which were of the highest order.  His response to God's call was a heart full of love and obedience as he became known for many expressions of spirituality and giftedness.  God's grace sustained him forward to his ordination on May 30, 1946.  The reader is invited to enter into the experiences of the priesthood unfolding in an amazing life.

Father Regan embarked on a Godly adventure which led him down a number of paths ever deepening his spirituality and quest for holiness; from his doctorate degree in Canon Law from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., to his assignments in Philadelphia, Savannah, Atlanta, and Carrollton, Georgia, where he served for twenty-seven years before his death on August 8, 1999.

This book incorporates anecdotes and stories from the people Father Regan served and loved and who loved him in return, some comparing him to St. John Vianney.  Father Regan was also often referred to as the St. Francis of Carrollton because of his love and concern for animals.  He was tireless in his pouring out his life for God's people, always available, prayerful, and a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.

Heart to Heart

Stories and Anecdotes About

Monsignor Michael J. Regan


About the Author

My name is Pat Knapp (Patricia Ann Buckles Knapp) and I have authored this book entitled, "Heart to Heart", a collection of stories and anecdotes about an exceptional Roman Catholic priest named Monsignor Michael J. Regan, who touched the lives of many people.

I worked for Monsignor Regan when he was pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Carrollton, Georgia of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

After his death, I realized that his impact on my life was a catalyst for interest in the many stories and events of his life; and I began writing them down, not only to be preserved, but to be shared with others.

I am a retired widow with a current address in Roswell, Georgia.  I have a large family of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Much of my time is spent traveling and enjoying a life filled with a variety of activities.


© 2018 by Patricia A. Knapp

Address:  Patricia A. Knapp, 9755 Summer Oaks Drive, Roswell, Georgia 30076

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