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God, You’re Breaking My Heart

God, you're breaking my heart

Author: Brian Grogan SJ Publisher: Messenger Publications God, You’re Breaking My Heart is a new book by Brian Grogan SJ exploring the problem of evil and suffering and the possibilities of a powerful spiritual response to it. It’s the fruit of the author’s personal experience of suffering and pain after the death by suicide of his sister-in-law, and many years ...

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Dear Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis

Author: Pope Francis Publisher: Messenger Publications Questions from children from across the world are presented to Pope Francis, and the Pope himself answers each letter in this bookQuestions from children from across the world are presented to Pope Francis, and the Pope himself answers each letter. Twelve-year-old Clara Ó Gormáin from the Jesuit Scoil Iognáid in Galway was one of ...

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Into Extra Time


Author: Michael Paul Gallagher SJ Publisher: Messenger Publications Michael Paul Gallagher’s book, ‘Into Extra Time – Jottings Along The Way’, is an account of his path of faith through illness and facing death. In Michael Paul’s own words from the preface:- “The opening words of the Introduction spoke of my path towards death as highly probable. Now several months later ...

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Gospel Reflections for Sundays of Year C: Luke


Author: Donal Neary SJ Publisher: Messenger Publications Donal Neary SJ’s  latest book is Gospel Reflections on Luke, the evangelist whose gospel is now being read at mass this new Church year. As the title suggests it features a series of reflections mainly on Sunday’s gospel reading and a few on the first reading. Donal is the newly appointed editor of ...

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War’s ends: Human rights, international order, and the ethics of peace

War's Ends

James Murphy, the Irish Jesuit who teaches philosophy in Loyola University, Chicago, USA, has published an important study, especially for scholars and students in ethics, war and peace, and international affairs: War’s ends: Human rights, international order, and the ethics of peace. Before military action, and even before mobilization, the decision on whether to go to war is debated by ...

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Better than Babylon: A new vision for western culture

Better than Babylon

What is Babylon? Babylon is that which blocks our access to the door of possibility, that which impoverishes. Babylon is the part of Western culture that imprisons us with its seductive images of false happiness and fulfillment. Better Than Babylon invites us to break free of our prisons...

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Irish Jesuit chaplains in the First World War

Irish Jesuit Chaplains in First World War

At a time of great turmoil at home in Ireland, thirty-two Irish Jesuits signed up to minister to Catholic soldiers on the European battlefields of the First World War. Damien Burke, assistant archivist to the Irish Jesuit Province, has edited a fascinating collection of essays on eleven Irish Jesuit Chaplains...

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The life and lens of Father Browne

Book: Life and lens of Fr Browne

This is the story of the extraordinary Father Frank Browne SJ, Irish Jesuit and photographer. Favourably compared with the great Cartier-Bresson, Father Browne is generally considered to be Ireland’s most important photographer of the twentieth century.

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Redemption Road: Grieving on the Camino

Brendan McManus - Redemption Poad

Struggling to come to terms with his brother’s suicide, Jesuit priest Brendan McManus decides to walk the Camino de Santiago, the famous Spanish pilgrimage route, where he undergoes a profoundly transformative journey of rebirth and renewal that moves through grief and anger to hope, gratitude and acceptance.

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