THE JUBILEE 400 CELEBRATIONS INCLUDE NEW PUBLICATIONS
Go Close to Him: a small booklet of Mary Ward’s prayers and sayings, was produced in Rome and published by Editions du Signe.
Mary Ward, a 32 page illustrated biography written by the late Sr Gregory Kirkus CJ,
Companions of Mary Ward, also by Sr Gregory, a paperback of 178 pages with a chapter on each of the early Companions and a biographical dictionary of every member of Mary Ward's Institure whom we know to have entered during her lifetime.
All these publications are on sale at the Bar Convent shop. They are also available from the CJ English Province Office:
Sr Frances Orchard CJ
The Briefe Relation
THE 'BRIEFE RELATION'
(the earliest life of Mary Ward, thought to have been written by Mary Poyntz c. 1650) with Mary Ward's Autobiographical Fragments
and a Selection of Letters
, edited by Christina Kenworthy-Browne CJ, was published in November 2008 by Boydell and Brewer for the Catholic Record Society.
A WORLD TO TELL, A LIFE TO LIVE - MARY WARD HER STORY
The 1985 cassette presentation of A World to Tell, a Life to Live. Mary Ward her Story, written by Willliam Hewett SJ, narrated by Judi Dench, with Dowland lute music played by Julian Bream, has been converted to a CD production. Price £8 for the two CDs and £2 for the booklet with the text. Obtainable from the Bar Convent shop.
The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits (CUP 2008) contains a striking essay, Women Jesuits! by Gemma Simmonds CJ. Mary Ward is the main figure among the 17th century founders who desired an active apostolate for women religious, whether on the Jesuit model or in other ways.