Veritas Books

Veritas is a leading religious publisher and retailer in Ireland, dedicated to promoting the Catholic faith through their publications and stores. They publish more than twenty books annually, covering a range of topics including theology, scripture, prayer, spirituality, parenting, counselling, children's issues, social commentary, and liturgical resources. The Beehive Books imprint features a selection of non-fiction and children's titles. Veritas is also a trusted publisher of religious education texts for primary and post-primary schools, which are widely used throughout Ireland. Veritas’ origins lie with the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland, which was founded in 1899 to publish and distribute a range of religious material to the Irish people. Veritas Publications came into existence in 1969, its first title being Patrick in His Own Words by Bishop Joseph Duffy.

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Forty Years of Peter McVerry Trust
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781800970700
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
‘Working with homeless people has totally changed me, turned me inside out and upside down. They’ve challenged my values, they’ve changed the way I see Irish society, they’ve changed the way I see God, they’ve done everything for me.’ - Fr Peter McVerryPublished to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Peter McVerry Trust, this book tells the story of the people behind it.
Have I Got Your Attention Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781800970434
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
ADHD is recognised as an individual difference where impairments or difficulties are the result of the demands or the ways of working in school, work and socially. If accommodations are made, people with ADHD can be successful in these settings. Have I got Your Attention?
A Grieving Daughter's Heart Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781847309976
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
The death of a loved one is one of the most challenging events we have to face in our lifetime. This is an honest and raw recollection of the deep loss felt by a daughter who lost her father to cancer during the Covid-19 pandemic, isolated from her normal support networks and restricted in the ways she could celebrate the life of her father.
A Little Less than Angels Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781847309907
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
Biblical symbolism has still a powerful appeal even today to change lives, to give reasons for living and dying and a solid hope for a future worthy of human beings. A Little Less than Angels can serve as an introduction and guide through the complexity of the biblical narrative as readers endeavour to re-enact in their own lives
Irish Catholic Directory 2021 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781847309723
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
This directory is a complete address and telephone guide to all Catholic parishes, convents and religious houses in the thirty-two counties of Ireland. It includes: full details of the Irish Episcopate and its various commissions; details of Catholic societies: addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and websites; names and addresses of chaplains in universities, hospitals and prisons; information on retreat and pastoral centres; and national church statistics.
Master, the One you Love is Ill Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781847309846
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
Illness is one of the most challenging and disturbing experiences for any person. It can shake us to the very core and make us question everything we hold dear. Prayer that might have flowed so easily when we were well can, in times of illness, become like a mountain impossible to scale.
Self-Care Squad Journal Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781847309860
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
The purpose of this book is to raise awareness, to add value, give guidance and offer clarity to a young readership. With the rise of teenage mental health issues and experience this book is a very useful tool for teenagers and pre-teens. It offers balance and clarity to the reader’s lives through awareness, mindfulness, and self-care.
Catholic Education Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781847309839
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
Catholic Education: A Lifelong Journey is an exciting investigation of Catholic education in the parish, home and school, exploring the various ways Catholic education is present not only in Catholic schooling but throughout the whole of a Catholic person’s life. This extensive volume brings together leading and emerging scholars in Catholic education, from both Ireland and Britain, who offer important insights into the lifelong nature of the Catholic education journey, and seek to stimulate a deep sense of enquiry, exploration, reflection and action. The book comprises two parts.
Every Bush Aflame Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781847309488
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
One of the themes that echoes most frequently through Laudato Si', Pope Francis' landmark publication on the environment, is the central role of biodiversity in creation spirituality, because the 'diing of the rainbow of life's diversity' has a significance that goes way beyond our concern for its impact upon our human welfare. This is the result of a deepening awareness of the role of every living species in God’s unfolding plan. Every Bush Aflame is an extended reflection on this profoundly central theme.
Irish Catholic Directory 2022 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 431
ISBN: 9781800970182
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
A complete address and telephone guide to all Catholic parishes, convents and religious houses in the thirty-two counties of Ireland.
Seven Voices of Hope Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781847309853
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2021
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
In Seven Voices of Hope we hear from seven characters from the Easter story: Mary Magdalene; Peter; John; Thomas; Simon of Cyrene; the soldier; and Veronica. Each voice is unique. Each voice has a different tempo, feeling and resonance.
Victor Bewley’s Memoirs (new edition) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781847309914
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2021
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
Victor Bewley became director of Bewley's cafes at the age of twenty and, the following year, he became managing director - a position held by his father and grandfather before him. He never felt he was a natural businessman but, as the eldest son, he knew from a young age that he was expected to take over the running of the popular Grafton Street, George’s Street and Westmoreland Street cafes. He was thrust into this role following his father Ernest’s untimely death in 1932.
Time to Call Home Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781847309624
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2021
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, rarely a day goes by when we are not bombarded with distressing images, statistics or forecasts that suggest the future of our planet hangs in the balance and that to avert disaster we must take affirmative action. Time to Call Home is a collection of short meditations inspired by Laudato Si', Pope Francis' landmark encyclical letter on climate change, that encourages the reader to take courage in the face of adversity and to ponder the astonishing gift of the natural world. Unlike many examinations of the environmental crisis, that are understandably prescriptive in approach, the aim of this particular work is not to admonish but to embolden.
Daily Wisdom/Léann an Lae Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781847309600
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2021
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
Proverbs from the Irish language - seanfhocail - hark back to a time when Ireland and its people were predominantly agricultural, poor and Catholic; though centuries old, they are integral to a sense of culture and are rich in wisdom that remains relevant to this day. The book, which includes a seanfhocal for each day of the year alongside commentary and practical exercises for improving vocabulary, covers such wide-ranging topics as: the farming life, nature and weather, food and drink, wealth and poverty, health and happiness, the power of God and the Church, and pastimes and pleasures. An ideal gift for seasoned Irish speakers, as well as those coming to the language for the first time, Daily Wisdom is a perfect introduction to the untold riches of the Irish proverb tradition.
Patris Corde Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781847309938
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2021
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
Pope Francis gives a very personal reflection on the importance of St Joseph as the husband of Mary, the father of Our Saviour and protector of the Church. Announcing a year dedicated to St Joseph the Holy Father presents St Joseph as an example of the type of tender, loving and courageous father so sorely needed in the world and in the Church. In St Joseph we find a sure intercessor in the most difficult moments and impossible situations.
Meditating on the Mysteries of Salvation Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781847309877
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2021
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
This book is a practical and spiritual guidebook to the Holy Rosary, which not only examines the meaning of its mysteries, but also creates awareness that the Rosary is a prayer deeply rooted in Sacred Scripture. Meditating on the Mysteries of Salvation provides an extensive and joyful guide to praying the Rosary. It includes the basic prayers and the traditional sets of mysteries but also goes beyond that to provide new topics for meditation on a rosary, which either come from the German tradition or which have been newly developed.