Light in the dark rooms of grief
Messenger Publications hosted the launch of Mary Brady’s book Time Without You: Moving through the Rooms of Grief, on 21 January, in Manresa Jesuit Centre for Spirituality, Clontarf. Myles O’Reilly SJ, chaplain for the Bethany Bereavement Support Group, launched the book. Interspersed throughout the text are images of Mary’s own artwork: pencil drawings, oils, charcoals, sculptures and embroidery, as well as diary entries and poetry. The MJP team worked closely with the author to capture a record of her journey through grief and how she tried to make sense of the loss of her husband. According to MJP Manager Triona McKee, “Mary’s soul-bearing honesty in sharing her most testing moments is done in the hope that it would offer a glimmer of light and encouragement to those struggling through the confusion and pain of bereavement.” Available through www.messenger.ie , €8.99.