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A Time for Priests: 16-21 Sept 2013

Posted on 14. Apr, 2013 in Carousel

Calling of Saint Matthew

Aspect of ‘The Calling of Saint Matthew’, Caravaggio (1599)

A Time for Priests – Year of Faith

The Pontifical Irish College Rome hosted a time of reflection, renewal and relaxation, from 16th to 21st September 2013, for priests who wished to avail of an opportunity to spend some days in Rome during the Year of Faith.  The course provided participants with an opportunity to visit Rome while deepening their theological awareness through lectures and lived experience of the Church and City.

Those leading this year’s course included:

Dr. Brendan Leahy D.D., Bishop of Limerick

Fr. Tim Lehane SVD, Secretary General, Propagation of the Faith

Most Rev. Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh

Fr. Paul Murray OP, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas

Liturgies were celebrated each day in the College Chapel with its beautiful Marko Rupnik mosaics and in other Churches and Basilicas in Rome and beyond.  A general  audience with the Holy Father, a trip to Assisi, a day of reflection and recollection as well as an opportunity to enjoy many of the artistic and cultural delights of Rome formed part of this year’s programme.


The course participants are pictured in the Chapel of the Irish College with Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, after concelebrating Mass with him during the Time for Priests.

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If you wish make enquiries about next year’s course, please telephone the Irish College on the main office number at 00 39 06 772 631 or email