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Mission to a Suffering People: Irish Jesuits 1596 to 1696

19.95

Thomas J Morrissey SJ

‘With a broad stroke and a light touch, the author paints a fascinating picture of an unrecognisable Ireland from just a few centuries ago…[an] exceptional story, exceptionally told’.     Intercom

In 16th and 17th century Ireland religion and nationality fused together in a people’s struggle to survive. In that struggle the country’s links with Europe provided a lifeline. Members of religious orders, with their international roots, played an important role. Among them were the Irish Jesuits.

Author Thomas J Morrissey charts the work in a variety of situations, as well as the persecution of the order which at one stage resulted in the then Jesuit superior dying alone in a shepherd’s hut on an island off Galway. This cycle continued throughout the century as the Jesuits and others nerved themselves to face the Penal Laws in the new century.

 

9781788123402
Paperback
192pp
210 x 140mm
€19.95
£18.95