The months of anticipation are over and the 50th International Eucharistic Congress has finally come to Dublin. As many of you will know, Chesterton devoted a whole book to the Congress of 1932, titled Christendom in Dublin.
It includes a preface and notes by Peter Costello, who has been a good friend of the Irish Chesterton Society, and whose book reviews in The Irish Catholic are always required reading. Also included is an additional essay.
It can only be bought through The Irish Catholic, and the order form is here.
Amongst all the tricolours and banners hanging for the European Championships (as of course, they should be), I only spotted one lonely Vatican arms flag, flying from a house on Ballymun Road. A sad contrast to 1932.