Father Jimmy Tompkins was the spiritual father of the co-op movement in Nova Scotia. When he insisted that the universeity should serve the average person, his bishop banished him to parish work among Nova Scotia's poorest fishermen. Once over the shock, Tompkins encouraged cooperation, self-reliance and adult education--testing the roots of what became the Antigonish Movement. Angered by injustice, fortified by compassion and faith, Tompkins and his cousin Father Moses Coady used the power of their roles to get people to make a difference in their own loves. Tompkins was father of the regional library system and of co-op housing in Nova Scotia.