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.

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.