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Chaplains Minister of Hope

by Alan Hilliard, Eamonn Walsh
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The contributors to this unique and timely book present an overview of the range of chaplaincies within the Church’s mission. The publication provides various theoretical frameworks to support the inspiring work of Chaplains. The book’s origin lies in a tribute to the work of one’s of Ireland’s longest serving chaplains, Fr Gerry Byrne, who ministered in The Blackrock Clinic. Tributes to Fr Byrne are offered by a consultant and the relative of a patient at the Clinic.

Chaplains: Ministers of Hope presents chaplaincy as a living out of the utterly gratuitous love of God as seen in the resurrection of Jesus and it is an invitation to acknowledge and celebrate God’s love in the various chapters and events of life. The background to chaplaincy is covered in contributions that focus on the theological evolution of chaplaincy, its ecclesial history and its place in a contemporary ecclesial model. Further consideration is given to the scriptural origins of the ministry and its role in contemporary society. The practical evolution of chaplaincy is well covered in various contributions.

The final section of the book contains contributions from Chaplains who go about their daily work as Ministers of Hope. There are contributions from a variety of chaplaincy perspectives: hospital, prison, hospice, sea-port, army, school, university, migrants, those with special needs, Travellers and the homeless.