Funeral Homilies


Edited by Liam Swords
90 pages
ISBN 9780948183034

SKU: 9780948183034 Category: Product ID: 31


The funeral homily is one of the most difficult and challenging tasks that a preacher encounters. Very often preachers have little time to prepare a homily and may find themselves ‘at a loss for words’. What does one say at this public occasion? Funeral Homilies is a collection of reflections written by theologians, liturgists, scripture scholars, historians, journalists and broadcasters. It is designed to assist the preacher in preparing a funeral homily. Seven different kinds of occasions are considered:

• The death of a parent
• A young person
• A single person
• A tragic death
• Death after a long illness
• A handicapped person
• An elderly person
Funeral Homilies will prove to be a valuable preaching resource.

About the Author

Liam Swords is a writer and historian. He spent some years in the Irish College, Paris as archivist, proviseur, and as Irish chaplain. He researched and scripted Radharc, the television historical series on Irish diaspora in Europe. He also researched for a number of years in the Vatican and Propaganda Archives in Rome. Liam is a priest of the diocese of Achonry.

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Weight 0.130 kg