Sr Julie McGoldrick, Kieran Cronin OFM, Naomi Dunlevey and Francis Cotter OFM

The Book Launch for The Simplest Prayer: A Book of Love and Faith by the Irish Franciscans took place in the Franciscan Friary, Merchants Quay, Dublin on 18 October during a day of prayer for the Year of the Holy Name of Jesus. Many attended the event.

The simplest prayer is to reach out in faith to Jesus whose love and mercy will never fail us. This book by the Irish Franciscans, beautifully illustrated by the Poor Clares in Galway, includes practical advice on meditation and using Jesus’ own words for help in many situations, including periods of loss, grief, gratitude, anxiety and depression. The Simplest Prayer shows us how we can open ourselves to the presence of the Lord in our everyday lives.

Mary Brennan, Vincent Finnigan OFM and Phyllis Brennan

Published by Hachette Ireland.  208 pages. €10

It is Available from

+ The Repository, Franciscan Friary, Merchants Quay Friary, Dublin 8

+ An Tobar Nua Bookshop, 25/27 Dominick St Lower, Galway, H91 CD71 

+ The Bookshop, Galway Cathedral, Gaol Rd, Galway, H91 A780

Proceeds from the sale of The Simplest Prayer will be donated to our Franciscan Mission in Zimbabwe.