This prayer book by the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Episcopal Conference can be used by those preparing for marriage and in married life, by family member and families, for personal prayer and prayer together. It offers prayers for daily use or it can be dipped into from time to time, using the sections and prayer titles to guide you towards your choice.
It invites you to bring the hopes and concerns in your marriage and the needs of your family to God as you listen to him, to pause and take time to know Jesus better, to praise and thank God, and to pray for the needs of the community transformed by marriage and family life.
Designed to complement the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the IRish Catholis Catechism for Adults is adapted for an Irish audience and written in accessible, easy-to-understand language. Each chapter begins with a "Story or Lesson of Faith," featuring many notable figures from Ireland, such as Edmund Rice, Matt Talbot, Catherine McAuley, and Nano Nagle. These stories and lessons present the richness of the Church's teaching within the Irish cultural context. A very useful supplemental resource for those in religious education or RCIA.
In Irish Dreamers, Father William J. Fitzgerald offers us fourteen delightful stories to reflect upon or simply enjoy. Father Fitz has a knack for parable, for writing about the human condition with experience, wisdom and affection.
Available September, 2011
A Contemporary Way of the Cross brings the issues that confront us today to the original Via Dolorosa. A prayer book that can be used in a group setting or individually.
Available September, 2011
With imaginative stories and poetry, Father William John Fitzgerald delves into the mystique underlying the legends and spirituality of Ireland and her people.
This book offers readers an updated approach to the timeless spiritual pathway of Celtic spirituality. Msgr. Barr shows readers how the basic tenets of Celtic spirituality have incredible importance and meaning for today's believers.
This beautiful prayer book captures the flavor of traditional Celtic spirituality with a simplified Liturgy of the Hours and a treasury of Celtic prayers, blessings, and rituals.
"Like the Celts of long ago, who took the many threads of their ordinary, daily lives and wove prayer into their rising, working, sleeping, dreaming, so A Contemporary Celtic Prayer Book interfaces the commonness of our lives with the imminent presence of divinity."—from the Foreword.