Gerard Majella’s name is familiar to many Catholics. They have relied on his prayers at difficult times, especially while trying to conceive a baby, to bring it to full term, and when faced with the great life-giving mysteries of labour and birth. Many carry his name through life. But sometimes those who pray through Gerard’s intercession know relatively little about him.
This book by Redemptorist Fr Brendan McConvery C.Ss.R. is an introduction to Gerard’s life, especially for those who might not be familiar with it. The text and images offer an insight into the reality of Gerard’s world, allowing the reader to see the places he would have known, some of the objects he might have seen, and some of the people who were part of his story. This book is also an invitation to pray with Gerard.
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About the author:
Brendan McConvery was born in Belfast where his family still lives. He was professed as a Redemptorist in 1965 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1974. Following postgraduate studies in Rome and Jerusalem, he has been for many years a teacher of sacred scripture at the Holy Ghost Missionary College, Dublin, and at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Theology. He is also Archivist for the Irish Redemptorists.