May, the month in which the Earth springs into bloom and we start thinking about planting gardens, family picnics and making holiday plans. It’s also the Month of Mary and a busy month in the Salesian calendar. We have a Novena to Mary Help of Christians, books and piety items to honour the Holy Mother.

Learning from the Poor

Learning from the Poor

Gerard Hanlon


Pope Francis has said that the poor have much to teach us; what can we learn from them?

Fr Gerard Hanlon shares his thoughts and reflections on what he has learned from many years of living and working with poor communities in Peru.

Paperback portrait 148mm x 210mm



ISBN 978-1-909080-59-1

Fr Gerard Hanlon is a priest of the Leeds Diocese. In 1966 he went to Peru as member of the Leeds Diocesan Mission to work with the Irish Columban Missionaries in the growing shanty towns of Lima. He later moved to the highlands of Peru; then after twelve years, he spent thirty years in the Amazon jungle town of Iquitos as parish priest. He was also Director of the Catholic Education Office in Iquitos and taught in a local teacher training college and university. He holds BD from London University and MA from Leeds University. He has authored books for catechists, teachers and students in Spanish. Fr Gerard is now retired but spends several months of the year helping out in the poorer urban sprawl of Lima.