The autumn equinox has officially marked the end of summer as we transition into autumn. Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and days are becoming shorter. October brings us harvests festivals, atmospheric morning mists, shimmering light in bronzed woodlands and, of course, home comforts. So, grab your jumper, plump up your cushions and delight in the season that is tailor-made for curling up with a good book.

Swatch & Pray

Swatch & Pray

David O'Malley SDB. Illustrations by Peter Gaskell


A prayer resource in a novel and convenient "swatch" format, offering a series of simple activities and reflections, that bring together the Church traditions of praying with the body and with the heart.

ISBN 978-0-955565-44-1

Board book landscape 215mm x 65mm



The prayers are designed to be used during the day in large groups, small groups or individually. The swatch can be given to an individual to choose an prayer, or the leader may select an appropriate prayer for that day.

The first half of the swatch opens up activities and reflections that lead from life experience into prayer, and the other half opens up thirty ways of praying with the body.

An accessible prayer resource for young people of secondary age to use alone, and a valuable tool for supporting prayer with groups of young people, in schools and youth groups, and within the family.