St Alban’s Parish Library – Book of the Month

assorted books on shelf

Previous Books of the Month

June 2022: Night conversations with Cardinal Martini

In a series of conversations, two Jesuits—one was the head of the largest diocese in the world and the other someone who worked among prisoners and the disadvantaged—ask what faith […]

April and May 2022: Serenity

We all need the presence of God in our everyday life. From his own experience, the author of this book shows how we can obtain a peace beyond all human […]

March 2022: Calm the soul

With practical advice, The Poor Clares of the praying community at Nun’s Island, Galway, look at how we can slowly build up the amount of time spent in prayer and […]

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 silviagiampietro@hotmail.com.

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

July/August 2022: Stories From Around The World

A book for the summer holidays! It is a moving testament to God’s work amongst the poor, sick and underprivileged throughout the world. From Bradford to the Philippines, from Bombay […]