One Hundred Years with the Clonard Redemptorists

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September 2003



In 1896 the Redemptorist monks were invited to assist in ministering to the large numbers of Catholics pouring into the thriving industrial city of Belfast in search of work. They were now able to pursue their primary vocation of preaching the Good News to those most in need. In an age of devotional Catholicism, they successfully developed and nurtured confraternities, novenas, and a wide range of popular religious services. Its location on the Falls/Shankill frontier ensured that it experience sectarian strife first hand, from the early 1920s right up to the major outbreak of violence in 1969. Regardless of the devastation they suffered because of the Troubles, they established a compassionate apostolate of mediation and reconciliation that became widely acknowledged and respected. James Grant grew up in the Falls Road area and has taught history on the secondary level.


A 'Falls Road man', James Grant received his early education at St Kevin's P. E. School and at St Malachy's College. A graduate of University College Galway, he taught history at St Thomas' Secondary School, Whiterock Road and St Mary's College of Education. He received a doctorate from Queen's University, Belfast for a thesis on the Great Famine in the province of Ulster.

EAN: 9781856073981
ISBN: 185607398X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2003
Seitenanzahl: 305 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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