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Disciples of Courage: Ten Christian Lives that Inspire


Brendan Comerford SJ

‘These heroes are our contemporaries, and therefore all the more relevant to us all.’  The Irish Catholic

This book tells the story of ten very unique people from the recent past, all of whom showed immense courage and daring in their pursuit of Christ.

We learn much about the following people and their rich lives of service:
Edith Stein, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI, Dorothy Day, Oscar Romero, Pedro Arrupe, Teresa of Calcutta, Thomas Merton, Roger of Taizé

Brendan Comerford studied philosophy at the Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Dublin, theology at the Gregorian University, Rome and spirituality at the Weston School of Theology, USA. He served as Jesuit novice master and lectures in the history of Christian spirituality. He is an experienced spiritual director. He has previously published `The Pilgrim’s Story- the Life & Spirituality of St Ignatius Loyola (2017) with Messenger Publications.


144mm x 140mm