Members attend book launch of PORTRAITS Popes, Family and Friends
Yesterday Members of the Australian Association of the Order of Malta attended the book launch of PORTRAITS Popes, Family and Friends. The author, Gerald O’Collins SJ AC, is chaplain to the Order’s Subpriory of the Immaculate Conception and this is his 74th published title.
Included amongst those portrayed in the book, is recently deceased Member of the Order of Malta Australia Fra Richard Divall AO OBE.
PORTRAITS Popes, Family and Friends Preface:
The twenty men and women portrayed in this book went rejoicing, or at least patiently, to the house of the Lord. With choirs of angels and saints, they now sing “the everlasting hymn.” Before they left us to join the heavenly company, they were for me the music of life. I spent many years in the company of some of them, much less in the case of others. Hence the chapters of this book are longer or shorter. My hope is that readers will draw inspiration and courage from all their stories.
PORTRAITS Popes, Family and Friends is available for purchase from Connor Court Publishing