The Irish Franciscans, 1534–1990

Edel Bhreathnach, Joseph MacMahon OFM & John McCafferty, editors

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June 2009. 464pp; colour ills.

2009 marked the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the Franciscan Order. This volume examines all aspects of the Irish Franciscans and their impact in Ireland and on the Continent. It includes chronological accounts of their history from 1534 to 1990 and thematic studies on their legacy in historical writings, hagiography, catechism, philosophy, Irish literature, missionary work, art and architecture. The volume also covers the history of the Poor Clares and the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) in Ireland. Particular attention is given to the history and legacy of St Anthony’s College Louvain founded by the Irish Franciscans in 1607.

Contributors: Patrick Conlan OFM, Bernadette Cunningham, Mary E. Daly, Ignatius Fennessy OFM, Raymond Gillespie, Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton, Colm Lennon, Mary Ann Lyons, Mícheál MacCraith OFM, Joseph MacMahon OFM, Michael O’Neill, Pádraig Ó Riain, Salvador Ryan, Martin Stone.