search type: pageid: product search term: brand: theme:

Extent: Paperback

Pages: 200

Size: 16.8 x 1.8 x 24.1 cm

Publisher: Columba Press

Customer Reviews

This product has not yet been reviewed.

Write a Review

Please login or register to write a review for this product.

Standard Delivery (Including Northern Ireland) - €3.00

Free – When you spend over €20.00 on any individual order

Delivered between 2-9 working days.

Note: Subject to placing your order before 12:30pm. Does not apply to pre-ordered items.

Click and Collect (Including Northern Ireland) - Free

Delivered between 2-5 working days to branch. Please note personalised products or pre-orders can take longer

Note: We will contact you when your item(s) are ready for collection. Please do not visit your branch until you receive contact from us that your items are available to collect.

UK Delivery (Excluding Northern Ireland) - From €6.00

Delivered between 5-10 working days

Note: Subject to placing your order before 12:30pm.

*Note: we do not deliver to Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

Europe/USA/Canada/Australia/New Zealand/Africa Delivery - From €7.00

USA and Canada (Airmail): 6-12 working days

Australia/New Zealand/Africa (Airmail): 8-12 working days.

Note: Subject to placing your order before 12:30pm.

Trade Customers Only - €6.00

Free – When you spend over €100.00 on any individual order

The Redemptorists in Ireland, 1851 - 2010

by Brendan McConvery


  add to cart

The Redemptorists have been identified with parish missions in Ireland since the 1840s. They gave their first mission in Limerick in 1851. The founding group from Europe included an Austrian, two Flemish-speaking Belgians, a Ukrainian and a Scottish aristocrat. This book explores the place of the Redemptorists in Irish Catholic life, especially through the preaching of parish missions from the period immediately following the Famine. Parish missions were often agents for social change, especially in the early years of the new Irish State, when the so-called 'poitín missions' in the west of Ireland did much to stem the manufacture of illicit spirits. The Redemptorists were also known for the large confraternities that grew up around their churches in Limerick and Belfast and more recently, for the annual Solemn Novenas that pack the churches several times daily. From the early years of the twentieth century, the Redemptorists also undertook foreign mission work in the Philippine Islands, India and Brazil. The contribution of the Clonard-based Redemptorist community to the peace process in the 1990s was to echo round the world. This is the first full-length study of the Redemptorists in Ireland that tells the story of this religious community from the inside, as well as addressing some of the criticisms directed at the Congregation over the years.

Join our Newsletter

Connect With Us