Sending Positive Vibes delves into Fr Bryan’s life – from his vivid memories of childhood, to his challenging experience as a hospital chaplain, to the difficulties of being a minister of Gospel in today’s Ireland.
Fr Bryan has an easily recognisable face, with kind eyes that twinkle when he smiles. Born and brought up in Dublin, in this book he shares his daily rigours as a priest in the city. The book reads as a diary written over the course of the year, with Bryan expressing his innermost thoughts and feelings in a manner that makes one feel like they are conversing with an old friend.
A Dublin man through and through, Fr Bryan’s memories and reflections are interspersed with prayers, stories of Saints, and gives a rare insight into the lives of the priests and religious who work so tirelessly about us – a stark reminder of the good that the religious continue to do in modern Ireland.
Foreword by Br Kevin Crowley of the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fr Bryan Shortall OFM Cap. was born in Dublin in October 1969. He joined the Capuchin order in 1987 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1997. He graduated with an MA in School Chaplaincy from Mater Dei/DCU in 2004.
He has worked in various ministries to date, including school and hospital chaplaincy, and local leadership in the Capuchin order.
His first book with Columba Books was Tired of All the Bad News in 2016.