Our guide to the perfect presents for your loved ones this Christmas.
This cookbook, straight from the kitchens of the hardworking nuns of Kylemore Abbey, is a must have this Christmas. With traditional recipes, like their famous Christmas Cake, and twists on classics, such as their Frangipane Mince Pies, along with many other recipes for every time of year, it is a delight to the senses. Accompanied with stunning photographs of the grounds and Abbey, it will make a wonderful gift this Christmas.
Sister Stan’s latest book is a moment of calm in the hustle and bustle of daily life. An ideal gift for the Sr Stan fan in your life, but also for anyone in need of pausing during the day and slowing down, taking stock and being more mindful. Styled as a Little Book of Hours, it has prayers and meditations for every time of day and invites the reader to embrace moments of calm contemplation.
A beautiful souvenir of the papal visit this year, this photographic book covers the World Meeting of Families, the papal visit to Phoenix Park and Knock, and the preparations that took place across the dioceses in Ireland in order to welcome Pope Francis. Filled with colourful photographs of the papal visit, this is the perfect present to remember the joy and sense of community that the Pope inspired.
This book is a heart-warming collection of letters to Pope Francis written by the children of Ireland to welcome him to Ireland. Gathered from the most engaging entries to a competition run by The Irish Catholic, the children are at turns touching, and also funny (only a child would dare invite the Pope to play a spot of hurling!). Accompanying the letters are joy-filled, colourful drawings from the children, making this a brilliant souvenir of the papal visit.
The rector of Knock Shrine, Fr Richard Gibbons, has both written and personally chosen this collection of prayers, inspired by the life lived in Knock. This book is a perfect gift for those who may be making a pilgrimage to Knock in the coming year, or for those who may not get the chance to pray, or would like something simple and accessible to help them journey along the pilgrim road of life.