An Astonishing Secret

Wednesday 25th March: An Astonishing Secret –  DVD series based on book by Daniel O Leary 7.30pm- 9pm; cost €8. Also on  Wed 1st April. Come to one or both nights. Venue: Oak Room, Conference Centre. Booking Essential


The listener ‘will be attracted to the astonishing story …. Inspired by selected writings of Pope Francis it offers an exciting revelation about God, about Creation, About Incarnation, about the Wonder of You. Be prepared to fall in love again with a God, a creator whose only concern is your happiness and well-being. … ‘. ‘An Astonishing Secret – The love story of Creation and the Wonder of You’ Daniel O’Leary, 2017.


Fr Daniel O’Leary, who died on 21st January 2019, was a priest of the Diocese of Leeds. Fr Daniel was also an author and teacher. Born in 1937, in Rathmore, Co Kerry, he studied at All Hallows College, Dublin. He worked in parishes for almost 30 years as a Curate and then Parish Priest. For another 20 years he taught Theology and Religious Education at St Mary’s University College in London, and became chair of its Religious Studies department, before being appointed Episcopal Vicar for Christian Formation in Leeds until 2000.

Fr Daniel held Masters degrees in theology, spirituality and religious education. An award-winning author of 13 books, he was a regular contributor to the Tablet, the Irish Furrow and other publications, He also gave conferences and retreats to parishioners, teachers, catechists, head-teachers, priests and Diocesan RE Advisers around the country and internationally.