Beauty Through Broken Window: Empowering Edmund Rice's Vision Today
Size: 215 mm x 138 mm
Publisher: Veritas Publications
‘This book has the potential to transform lives. A most engaging and inspiring book, it challenges us to stop and reflect and look at the world with new eyes and a new heart opened to be transformed in the deepest Christian sense.’
--Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, social campaigner and founder of Focus Ireland
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More than two centuries ago, Edmund Rice looked out a window in Waterford and saw people in dire poverty. Looking into his own heart, he trusted in the Spirit for guidance and was moved to action as he answered God’s call to serve the excluded and marginalised. Thus, the foundations of what has become the Edmund Rice Network throughout the world today were laid.
In Beauty Through Broken Windows: Empowering Edmund Rice’s Vision Today, editors Aidan Donaldson and Denis Gleeson bring together a diverse range of international contributors who, inspired by the gospel call to service, looked out onto a world in need and responded. This timely and valuable work places Edmund Rice’s vision and the gospel message in a wide range of contemporary settings, inspiring us to find the courage, passion and commitment to serve others.
About the authors:
Aidan Donaldsonis an educational consultant to the Catholic Schools Support Service for the Diocese of Down and Connor and former lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast and St Malachy’s Junior Seminary. He is the author of Encountering God in the Margins (Veritas, 2010) and The Beatitudes of Pope Francis: A Manifesto for the Modern Christian (Veritas, 2018).
Denis Gleeson is a Christian Brother and former school principal. He helped establish the Westcourt Centre in Belfast and the Edmund Rice Schools Trust in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. An author, spiritual director and retreat facilitator, he is a committed member of Contemplative Outreach.