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The Priests We Need to Save the Church

In The Priests We Need to Save the Church, Kevin Wells lays out a blueprint of priestly heroism, calling for today’s shepherds to take the narrow path of self-denial once tread by St. John Vianney, the priest-saint of old, and his own uncle, beloved Monsignor Thomas Wells, who, before his shocking murder, led more than a dozen men to the priesthood and affected the lives of thousands.

Can any priest read this book without feeling a little uncomfortable?
– Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti PhD DMin
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Kevin Wells


Kevin Wells is a former Major League Baseball writer, award-winning journalist, and author of Burst: A Story of God’s Grace When Life Falls Apart. He is a freelance writer and an active evangelist who speaks on various Catholic topics. He is president of the Monsignor Thomas Wells Society for Vocations, which financially and prayerfully commits itself to the promotion of strong priests and seminarians and to the practice of the fullness of the Catholic Faith. Kevin’s work with youth earned him the James Cardinal Hickey National Figure Award from the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Kevin lives in Millersville, Maryland with his wife and three children. He loves baseball, reading, and his backyard fire pit (with many men gathered around). If you would like to obtain Msgr. Wells’s book, From the Pastor’s Desk: Spiritual Reflections, or learn more about Msgr. Wells or the Msgr. Thomas Wells Society, please visit the Msgr. Thomas Wells Society Facebook page or visit

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A Story of God's Grace When Life Falls Apart

When a thick vine of vessels in his brain burst one ordinary evening, Kevin Wells’ life took an abrupt, unanticipated turn. After having already navigated past a series of devastating events, the former sportswriter was now forced to push back death. And, miraculously, it was his beloved deceased uncle, Msgr. Tom Wells, who helped spearhead the comeback. In this riveting story, Wells details his reliance on steady humor, persistent faith and the prayers of thousands to win back life. The result is this spiritually-rich memoir, which offers hard-earned encouragement for those struggling through perilous times and looking for a reason to hang on. Readers will come to see what Wells eventually did: that Christ’s graces are always hidden in the pain.
“”I knew Kevin Wells when he was a sports writer, and even then I knew his words and his life would carry him far beyond playing fields and box scores. Burst is a story of near-death and all that life can be, of tragedy and triumph, of God’s love and the splendor of faith, of a shining light named Tommy, a savior named Krista and three gifts from heaven above named Gabrielle, Sean and Shannon. Someone once said, “Faith isn’t faith until it’s all you’re holding onto.” Kevin’s words and story take you in like that, in a warm spiritual embrace that never lets go.”

– Martin Fennelly, nationally-acclaimed sports columnist for the Tampa Tribune.

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