'Presented in a witty and attractive manner, this book combines Chris Gleeson's thoughts with a wide selection of wisdom from others. He has a gift for finding the apt or inspirational quotation and weaving it in...'

~ Catholic Life



Chris Gleeson SJ has updated and added new material to his wonderful boo, A Canopy of Stars. Now, as well as the eight Stars of the first edition, we have four Canopies, each of them aligning with one of the four Weeks of the Spiritual Excercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. These canopies feature the same mix of inspirational thoughts, commentary and quotes gathered from Chris' reading over the recent decade.


For more than twenty years, Chris was at the head of two Jesuit school communities, and called upon to presdent numerous public speeches, homilies and reflections, spoken and written. Always, dotted among these commentaries, were quotations from many sources. He put together a collection of these 'nuggets of wisdom', as he calls them. He finds them glittering like stars in all that he reads and hears.


  • A wide variety of quotations, extracts, poems, aphorisms.
  • Opportunities for person reflection and inspiration.
  • A rich source for the reader's own presentations - to groups of students, teachers, parents, in newsletters, bulletins, on all sorts of occasions.


It has a gem on every page and is a definite resource if you enjoy pertinent stories and wisdom of the ages. For parents of teenagers and teenagers themselves, it offer guidance in the form of encouragement and inspiration.

~ Cornerstone


200 x 148 mm 240 pp

A Canopy of Stars

SKU: 1863551618
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  • CHRISTOPHER GLEESON SJ spent a large part of his working life as a teacher and administrator in Jesuit schools. He was then Director of Jesuit Publications in Melbourne, and inaugural Director of the Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality and the Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre in Brisbane. In 2011, he was appointed Provincial Delegate for Education and Mission Formation, and in 2016 took on the new role of Provincial Delegate for Ignatian Formation.

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