Saintly Feasts: Food for Saints and Scholars


Martina Maher and Colette Scully
with Dries van der Akker SJ

A wonderful collection of delicious feasts, originally prepared for Sunday lunches at a Jesuit house in Birmingham.

Each recipe is accompanied by a saint with a (sometimes tenuous) connection to the ingredients or the dish itself. A brief life of each saint gives the book a very special dimension.

For many years these two Irish women have cooked Sunday lunch for the Jesuit house in Birmingham. Their guests have been the Jesuits themselves, Jesuit novices, and many other visitors. Both women emigrated from Ireland when they were young and were greatly helped by the Jesuits on their arrival in the UK. When they retired from their respective careers they wanted to give something back to the Jesuits and decided to cook a Sunday lunch. Now in their 90s and 70s respectively, they have brought their years of Sunday lunches together in this very special collection.

All royalties to the Jesuit Refugee Service UK.






240 x 205mm



Additional information

Weight .610 kg
Dimensions 24 × 20.5 cm

2 Replies to “Saintly Feasts: Food for Saints and Scholars”

    1. Hello Teresa –
      Yes, indeed, Dear Pope Francis is very much available – I plan to do the very same with my own nephew next month! You can purchase it online by clicking this link:
      or you can ring our office and speak to Bríd or Vera on the following number: +353 1 6767 491
      The book should also be available in bookshops.
      I hope this helps!
      Regards, Carolanne

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