By Michael Kelly

This quantity of essays examines a brief one month interval within the lifetime of the Catholic Church in 2013. From the statement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on eleven February 2013 during the election of Pope Francis on thirteen March, those essays come from a few writers, theologians and poets.

Ave Atque Vale - Hail and Farewell - is how the Roman poet Catullus ends his elegiac tribute to his deceased brother and has constantly been used to mark an finish and a starting. even if it was once six hundred or 900 years given that a pope resigned, the motion is remarkable within the smooth papacy.

This quantity of essays is edited by means of Michael Kelly SJ and has contributions by means of Anne Elvey, Andrew Hamilton SJ, Joe Hodge, Anne Hunt, Rachael Kohn, Brian Lucas, James McEvoy, Andrew McGowan, consistent Mews, Michael Mullins, Desmond O'Grady, Neil Ormerod, and Philip Harvey, in addition to poets Barry Gittins, Brian Doyle and BA eco-friendly. many of the items first seemed in Australia's Eureka highway journal in February and March 2013.

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