Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion is a memoir and biography written by Gregory Boyle. The book was published in 2010 and received many positive reviews. He is a Catholic priest and he writes about events that happened during the 1980s. It is his only written work.
Gregory Boyle spent time in Bolivia, where he found out what he desired to do in life: help the poor. After learning to speak Spanish, he used what he was given and moved to the poorest part of Los Angeles, where he continued working as a Catholic priest. There, he helped the poor and those in need, drastically changing the course of the lives of the people he met, as well as the city as a whole.
Gregory was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2011 and has received various awards for the work he has done, including the Civic Medal of Honor, California Peace Prize, and Humanitarian of the Year from Bon Appetit magazine.