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A Time for Priests 2014

Posted on 13. Sep, 2014 in Carousel

 A Time for Priests

Priests as Shepherds in the Family of the Church

 15th  – 19th September 2014

P1030616The participating priests with the Irish College formation staff.

The Pontifical Irish College Rome hosted a time of reflection, renewal and relaxation, from 15th to 19th September 2014, for priests, to avail of an opportunity to spend some days in Rome, close to the ministry of Pope Francis and in anticipation of the forthcoming Synod on the family. The course provides 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:

 Fr. Brendan Purcell, Emeritus Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, UCD.

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Fr. Michael Paul Gallagher SJ, Pontifical Gregorian University.

Fr. Tom Norris, Spiritual Director, Pontifical Irish College, Rome.

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 Montecassino, 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.

For the flyer which was distributed for the 2014 Time for Priests, please click here Time for Priests flyer 2014

For enquiries about the 2015 Time for Priests, please email