As a Capuchin priest working in Dublin Fr Bryan Shortall has seen both the good and the difficult sides of life. Always one to remain hopeful and spread the good news, in this collection of homilies, blogs, talks and reflections he draws on his own experience in parish ministry to bring a positive message to the reader.
Fr Bryan gives us an insight into the lessons he has learned from his parishioners as he chronicles the highlights of parish life, as well some more personal stories. He discusses his childhood in Dublin, a simpler time before mobile phones and social media, and also writes about the pressures of modern life, the need to unplug and difficulties with mental health.
In this book, you will find hope, inspiration, some humour and an insight into the simple Capuchin Franciscan way of life so famously represented by St Padre Pio.
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.