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Looking Ahead With Hope

Stories of humanity, wonder and gratitude in a time of uncertainty

Eddie Gilmore

978 1 913657 42 0
Paperback |192 pp |198 x 126 mm
Price: £9.99

978 1 913657 43 7
eBook |192 pp

‘The Irish Chaplaincy in London has been a good and faithful friend to many Irish over the years. It’s charism of care has been nurtured by a succession of kindly, prayerful leaders both lay and clerical among them Eddie Gilmore whose very personal memoir gives a flavour of what it means to truly accompany others like Christ through life’s ups and downs.’

Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland

Looking Ahead with Hope is a collection of short, inter-connected pieces written over a three-year period in which Eddie Gilmore has worked as CEO for the Irish Chaplaincy, a charity which supports Irish people in Britain, including prisoners, Travellers and Seniors. At the heart of Eddie’s book, which weaves together his visits to prisons, care homes and monasteries with travels further afield – pilgrimage on the Camino in Spain, walking retreats in the French Alps, and meetings and events in Ireland – are encounters with a host of characters, which touch and transform and which reveal our deep connections with one another. These are stories of wonder, reflections on faith and on the human condition, with a frequent refrain of gratitude, and of hope.

Eddie Gilmore has been CEO of the Irish Chaplaincy since 2017, before which he was a member of L’Arche for 28 years. He writes regularly for a number of publications including Catholic Times, Intercom (the journal of the Irish Catholic Bishops), and Independent Catholic News.
ISBNs: 9781913657420 978-1-913657-42-0 Title: looking ahead with hope ISBNs: 9781913657437 978-1-913657-43-7 Title: looking ahead with hope