Joe & the Padre

St. Ann’s Home, OK City

Our friend, Joe Wittrock, is a farmer from Okarche, OK, who grows hay like the finest viticulturist grows grapes. He is a high energy perfectionist in his realm. But, he is equally invested in his community and, particularly, Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Father Marvin Leven was the priest at Holy Trinity for many years, and a legendary figure in the community in his own right. Fr. Leven is now retired at St. Ann’s and in failing health. Joe took me there to meet him and I caught this scene of these two beloved friends in quiet conversation, “exploring the mysteries of the Church of Rome.”