Jennie Weiss Block is a Dominican laywoman and a practical theologian. She has served as chief adviser to Dr. Paul Farmer since 2009 and is the author of Paul Farmer: Servant to the Poor in Liturgical Press' People of God series.

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Dr. Paul Farmer, aka 'kenosis man,' emptied himself in love and service to others

Appreciation: The late public health pioneer Paul Farmer is remembered by his spiritual director as a model of love and compassion for all of humanity. She asks, "Really, is it any wonder that his heart gave out?"