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Writing the icon of 9/11 - The story of Fr Mychal Judge

  • St Bride's Liverpool Percy Street Liverpool L8 7LT UK (map)
Fr Mychal Judge was the first recorded victim of the World Trade Center attacks in 2001

Fr Mychal Judge was the first recorded victim of the World Trade Center attacks in 2001

Father Mychal Judge was a little-known Franciscan friar ministering humbly to the disenfranchised and unloved on the streets of New York City… until September 11, 2001, when he suddenly became a global figure.

As chaplain to the city’s Fire Department, he rushed to help the first responders at the World Trade Center but was killed by falling masonry in the North Tower. This picture of his body being carried out of the debris became an icon of the atrocity.

North West writer and BBC journalist Michael Ford wrote the first biography of Mychal Judge after his death, which became an overnight bestseller. Michael Ford explored the outer and inner life of the ‘Saint of 9.11.’, his extraordinary ministry among the homeless, immigrants, gay people and AIDS patients, and the struggles of a charismatic but deeply wounded man wrestling with guilt, alcohol addiction and his gay sexuality.

Learn how his story inspired so many throughout the world, through

  • unique footage of 9.11
  • letters he wrote
  • photos from his album.

Signed copies of Michael Ford's biography, Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero will be for sale.

Doors open 5.30pm for refreshments - lecture from 6pm followed by Q&A until 7.30pm. FREE event - no booking required. Parking available in church grounds.

Hosted by Open Table, an ecumenical Christian worship community which offers a warm welcome to people who are: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer / Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) and all who seek an inclusive Church.