(foreward by Timothy Radcliffe)
The Certainty of Being Loved traces the spiritual journey of Pierre Claverie op, born in 1938 in Algiers, the fourth generation of a family of European settlers.
Pierre joined the Dominicans in France and his conversion experience enabled him to cross the boundaries of difference and deepen his Christian commitment. It would eventually lead him to offer his life as a ransom for peace and reconciliation between Christians and Muslims.
"The Algerian martyr Blessed Pierre Claverie is one of the great witnesses of our time, deserving of a place next to Oscar Romero or Dietrich Bonhoeffer, yet is little known so far in the wider Church." - Austin Ivereigh
The many reforms needed in the Catholic Church in Ireland include restructuring its 26 dioceses. Their boundaries, unchanged since they were arranged in the twelfth century, no longer match the distribution of the Catholic population.
Historian Adrian Empey shows in detail how Church structures in Ireland were transformed in 1100s – from being linked to areas influenced by monasteries to the diocesan system we now know.
Geographer Des McCafferty shows how dioceses should normally generate, or at least be based, on a sense of place and a sense of identity. Ten other writers examine a range of relevant topics. They draw comparisons with diocesan re-organisation undertaken by the Church in France and by the Church of Ireland.
The lives of Peter Higgins (died 1642) and Terence Albert O’Brien (died 1651), beatified in 1992. In their prefaces, Bishop Laurence Ryan and Archbishop Dermot Clifford point to continuing local devotion to the two Blesseds in Kildare and Tipperary. And Bishop Walton Empey testifies to the ecumenical significance of Peter Higgins’ life.
This book looks at how one Catholic religious order - very old, yet persistently in the forefront of change - has responded to justice and peace issues in the course of 785 years: the 785 years from its foundation to the start of the Third Millennium.
The individuals portrayed here pursued this commitment in extraordinarily diverse ways.
This book tells the story of how a group of Irish Dominican sisters answered an urgent appeal in 1968 to teach in a school in New Orleans. Since that time sisters have set out courageously, often at short notice, to face the emerging challenges of different cultures, institutions, and systems.
Cabra Dominicans and All That Jazz celebrates the gifts of the Cabra Sisters and of the people to whom they minister in Louisiana.
Born at the dawn of the nineteenth century, Dominican Margaret Mary Hallahan enriched Catholic Church in England in the fields of education of the young and care of the infirm, in the years following Catholic Emancipation. These pages provide evidence of Margaret's staunch faith as well as pointing to the energetic drive she brought to different ministries.