Author Will Discuss Japanese Experience

Graymoor friar spent 18 years as pastor in Japan

Father John Keane

Father John Keane, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement from Graymoor, will speak at the Desmond-Fish Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 about his book, Cultural and Theological Reflections on the Japanese Quest for Divinity.

Keane, who spent 18 years as a pastor in Japan, explores the sociology, anthropology, linguistics, literature and history of Japanese divinity (kami). In 2014 he helped found the Garden of Hope in Westchester County to address hunger issues and in 2016 received the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Peekskill Area Pastors Association for his work. The snow date is Feb. 16.

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