Like to join a book club that meets to chat about Christian Classics?

Our next meeting will take place on Sunday 21 St April at 7.00 pm in The Clonfert Family Centre, Brackernagh, Ballinasloe.

At our next meeting we will discuss the life and spirituality of St Seraphim of Sarov a saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church. We have not a selected a particular biography; members can choose a book of their choice on St Seraphim. We will continue our reflection on some chapters from an Introduction to the Devout Life by St Francis de Sales, discussing chapters 35 to 41 inc.-the last chapters of the Third Part.

Newcomers always welcome.


Opening Prayer
Brief introduction to book and its author
Facilitated chat over tea / coffee on book of the month
Selection of next book
Closing Prayer. 

Our Welcoming Committee!

Front row, left to right: Patricia, Monaghan, Josephine Mulryan, Phil Lally and Mary Murray. Back row: Paul Casserly, Michéal Cregg, John Coughlan, Michael Colohan, Sean Kelly and Martin Healy.

Text Reminder / More Info.

For more info. / to be added to a WhatsApp Group that offers reminders of meetings etc. please contact John Coughlan @ 086 8600987 / .

Books Read and Discussed

The Long Loneliness   by Dorothy Day

Frank Duff: A Life by Finola Kennedy

The Day is now far spent:  by Cardinal Robert Sarah

St John Bosco by F. A. Forbes

Orthodoxy   by G. K. Chesterton

He Leadeth Me by Fr Walter Ciszek S.J. (Highly rated by Book Club)

The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher

Padre Pio: Stories and Memories of My Mentor and Friend Fr. Gabriele Amorth

The Life of St. Philip Neri Apostle of Rome by Anne Hope

Various biographies of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Lamp of Eternal Light (a biography of St Charbel Makhlouf) by Elias Turk

Various biographies of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

To heal the broken hearted (a biography of St. Charles of Mount Argus) by Fr Paul Spenser.

Holy is His Name by Scott Hahn

The Confessions of St. Augustine

 The Spiritual Journey of St Patrick by Fr Aidan Larkin SSC.

Introduction To the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales

God’s Architect, Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain by Rosemary Hill

Remembering Matt Talbot by Mary Purcell

Meet Solanus Casey, Spiritual Counsellor and Wonder Worker by Leo Wollenweber

Song for Nagasaki by Fr Paul Glynn

Various biographies of St Charles de Foucauld

John Bradburne: Soldier, Poet, Pilgrim by Fr Gerard Skinner

All Welcome

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