New book tells the story of Sevenhill
The Vine and the Branches: the fruits of the Sevenhill Mission tells the fascinating story of the Jesuits who settled at Sevenhill in 1851.
It will be launched in mid-November 2016 to coincide with celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the first stage of St Aloysius’ Church by Bishop Laurence Sheil in November 1866.
The book is available for purchase at $65, plus $8.50 for postage and handling.
The publication, of more than 200 pages, is a coffee-table-style book covering the multifaceted development of Sevenhill, including Sevenhill Cellars, the College, St Aloysius’ Church and the Centre of Ignatian Spirituality.
It will be the first major publication to draw together the story of the Jesuits at Sevenhill, a notable location through its significance as the birthplace of the Jesuits in Australia and start of winemaking in the Clare Valley.
The book includes extensive pictorial content, including historical material and contemporary images to support the text, which has been written by contributors with close connections to Sevenhill’s three missions.
The Vine and the Branches: the fruits of the Sevenhill Mission