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

Our next meeting will take place on Sunday 1st October at 7.30 pm in the foyer area of The Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe.

The group will discuss “Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain” by Rosemary Hill. Members will also continue their reflection on St. Francis De Sales’ ‘Introduction To the Devout Life’.

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.

All Welcome

Page updated: 2nd September 2023.