St Alban’s Parish Library – Book of the Month

assorted books on shelf

Previous Books of the Month

March 2021

Every gift from God reveals his love, but no gift reveals his love more than the gifts of the cross. These gifts came not wrapped in paper but in passion. These include not only the gift of the cross, but also the gift of the thorns that pierced his brow. The nails that tore his […]

February 2021

The journey to love is the journey to the fullness of life. It is only in the experience of love that we can know ourselves and can joyfully accept what we are. An essential part of a loving relationship is communication. In dialogue we can never end up with less than we were, but only […]

January 2021

Henry Nouwen believed that PRAYER is the only necessary thing of our life. It is the divine instrument of my wholeness, unity and inner peace. It enables us to live in this world without being caught in the net of violence and war. It is the moving away from the house of those who hate […]

St Alban’s has an extensive Parish Library. The Mabel North Library, as it is called, holds the bequeathed library of the leading catechist and former parishoner, Mabel North.

The Mabel North Library is located in the Church cloister and is open after Mass and by request at the presbytery.

Our Parish Librarian, Silvia, each month selects a different book (no recommendation is made in August) from the collection and provides us with a short description of the text. If you would like to recommend a book to be added to the library or would like to submit a review of a book you have borrowed, please contact Silvia

An online catalogue of all the books and resources available from the Mabel North Library can be found on the Parish Library page.

Current Book of the Month

April 2021

He still moves stones. It’s what happens when obstacles prevent you from seeing what God has done for you. The Bible is full of portraits. A crook on a cross. A wild man in a cemetery. A five-time divorcée. A despondent cripple. A grieving sister. A father at the end of his rope. These aren’t […]