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Chaplains: Ministers of Hope


Edited by Alan Hilliard

With a Foreword by Bishop Eamonn Walsh

Whether you are an experienced chaplain or interested in hearing the stories of other chaplains, this is a highly recommended book.’  Methodist Recorder

An insightful and long-overdue account of the contribution made by chaplains to society’s well-being.’  Intercom 

‘Chaplains will find much that affirms, echoes, challenges and dialogues with their own experience and wisdom. Meanwhile ‘outsiders’ will be taken by the sheer variety of ministries and the depth of encounter within chaplaincy.’ 
The Carer magazine

Originally conceived as a tribute to one of Ireland’s longest-serving chaplains, Fr Gerry Byrne, who ministered in The Blackrock Clinic, this book examines a number of theoretical frameworks supporting the inspiring work of chaplains.

Contributors present an overview of the range of chaplaincies within the Church’s mission including those working in hospital, prison, hospice sea-port, army, school university, migrants, special needs and homeless settings.

Alan Hilliard is coordinator of the Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Service at TU Dublin. Previous titles with Messenger Publications include Dipping into Advent, Dipping into Lent and Dipping into Life.


210 x 140mm