St Alban’s Parish Library – Book of the Month

assorted books on shelf

Previous Books of the Month

May 2021

This book is a personal testimony from a journalist named Wayne Weible, whose life was radically and permanently changed by what he experienced in the little town in the hills of the former Yugoslavia. It was a a bestseller on Medjugorje in the English language with over 380,000 copies sold. If you would like to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

The Book for June

Healing is not simply about curing physical ailments. It is also about becoming fully alive – mentally, physically, spiritually. In this book Fr Jim McManus examines the enormous potential for the healing of the whole person contained in the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Based on his long experience of working in the healing ministry, […]