This record in pictures and words of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress is proffered as a souvenir of the great event held in Dublin in June 2012. Giving a flavour of the proceedings in images, it also seeks to record the popular esteem in which the event was received and held by all those who attended it.
To this end there appears throughout reminiscences from some of those present at different events and in different capacities throughout the week. Likewise, the photographs included endeavour to portray the national and international flavour of the Congress, as well as documenting in some small detail the great opening and closing Masses in the RDS and Croke Park.
A souvenir of the recent Eucharistic Congress, this is an attractive production which is generously illustrated with photographs of the participants from around the world and the various branches of the church. Many different national costumes are on show as well as the ordinary and ceremonial garb of the clergy. The space in between the groups of photographs is taken up with comments from those who participated or witnessed the event in some capacity. Editors of such books tend to feel that captions are necessary even when it is perfectly clear what the photographs show. Hooray then for Veritas' decision to let the pictures tell their own story. lt makes a picture book that you can enjoy without having to readjust the receptive faculties. The Congress last came to lreland in 1932 and as a bonus there is collection of black-and-white photos of that occasion.
Books Ireland, February 2013