Mother Mary Loyola (1845-1930) was born Elizabeth Giles in London. 1866 she became a nun in the Bar Convent in York, and served there for many years as teacher in the convent school — even as Headmistress and Mother Superior for a time. She was a very skilled teacher who became famous for her religious books, published from 1896 and onwards.
In Heavenwards, Mother Loyola explores, in a series of 52 brief scriptural meditations, the challenge of being in the world, but not of it. Many times it seems the narrow gate is not merely narrow, but overgrown with brambles. In finding our true path in life, Mother Loyola helps us to see that the most difficult part is to keep our eyes fixed...heavenwards.
14 x 21cm paperback 260 pages