Light Undimmed, A: The Story of the Convent of Our Lady of Bom Successo Lisbon 1639 - 2006


A Light Undimmed tells the story of one of the oldest Irish convents in the world.  Nuns, monks, and friars were expelled from their homes, their property and assets taken over by the State and given to favorites of the monarch. 

Honor McCabe tells the story which began over 300 years ago in 1639. She captures the joy, the pain, and the suffering endured by both Irish and Portuguese.

Set against the background of the turmoil of political and religious strife in Ireland and the wider European context, this fascinating story is a record of human endeavor and fidelity that continues into the 21st century. 

About the Author

Honor McCabe is an Irish Dominican sister who has spent a number of years in Portugal. She has a unique insight into the life, and vicissitudes of the Irish Dominican sisters of Bom Successo, Lisbon. At present, she teaches Spiritual Theology in different Dominican centres in Ireland. 


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