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Remember the Rock from which You Were Hewn

by Dr Patrick Kenny and Fr John S. Hogan
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*Expected October 2023*

Remember the Rock from which You were Hewn
The Lives and Legacy of Holy Irish Men and Women
About the Book:
The Church in Ireland is fortunate to boast a rich array of venerable individuals who have devoted their lives to serving the Christian faith in various ways across many centuries. In The Rock From Which You Were Hewn, Fr John S. Hogan and Dr Patrick Kenny invite a host of eminent clergy and theologians to explore the lives of those renowned Irish Christians whose causes for canonisation are currently open and others whose great devotion to Our Lord continues to inspire the faithful today. This fascinating collection includes contributions from the likes of Fr Columba McCann OSB, Patrick Corkery SJ, Sr Cecilia Sweeney FMS and Fr Bryan Lawless and profiles figures such as Catherine McCauley, Mary Aikenhead and Ignatius Rice alongside less familiar names who have also served the Church selflessly in more recent times. This inspiring work takes its name from the oft-quoted passage in Isaiah and is essential reading for anyone interested in learning from the spirituality of Ireland and its people.

About the Editors:
Fr John S. Hogan OCDS
is a priest of the diocese of Meath, author of a biography of St Thomas Becket (OSV, 2020), and co-host of EWTN’s Forgotten Heritage.

Dr Patrick Kenny is a lecturer in the Faculty of Business, Technological University Dublin. He is the editor of To Raise the Fallen: A selection of the war letters, prayers and spiritual writings of the Servant of God Fr Willie Doyle SJ and is the President of the Father Willie Doyle Association.

‘There’s nothing like a personal story of what it is like to find Christ and follow Him. The book is gripping; I couldn’t put it down. Lay people and priests, they were all ordinary Catholics with faith that was both simple and extraordinary. Read it: it will speak to your soul.’
Fr Séamus Murphy SJ, Loyola University Chicago

‘Pope Benedict XVI once stated that the most powerful apology for the Church was to be found in her saints and in her artistic achievements such as music. … It is high time for these remarkable women and men to be given the recognition they deserve. … The editors are to be congratulated for taking the initiative to rescue these Irish heroes from oblivion.’ Rev. Prof. Vincent Twomey SVD, author of The End of Irish Catholicism (Veritas, 2003) and Benedict XVI, The Conscience of our Age: A Theological Portrait (Ignatius Press, 2007).