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Of Limerick: Saints and Seekers

by David Bracken
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About the book:
In Of Limerick Saints and Seekers we journey through a millennium and a half of Limerick history with scholars and scribes, poets and preachers, martyrs and missionaries, and founders of churches and religious communities. Drawing from early Ireland to present day, this collection of stories details the lives of extraordinary people from a variety of faith traditions and perspectives, from well-known saints to unknown and unsung religious and lay people, including figures such as St Íte, foster mother of the saints; Gille, Limerick’s first bishop; the medieval Askeaton Madonna; Terence Albert O’Brien, bishop of Emly; Sikh scholar Max Arthur MacAuliffe and Anglican nun Sr Mary Clare Whitty, martyred in Korea.

With fascinating contributions from the modern-day people of Limerick – academics, archaeologists, archivists, bishops, poets, pastors and theologians – this book illuminates the diverse richness of Limerick’s story by highlighting the saints and seekers who have shaped its history.

About the Author
David Bracken
, Limerick diocesan archivist, is rooted in the heart of Limerick city, where he lives with his wife and five children. He edited The End of All Things Earthly: Faith Profiles of the 1916 Leaders (Veritas, 2016).