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Course for Parishioners 2016: ‘Opening the door of mercy’

Posted on 09. Sep, 2016 in Carousel

‘Opening the door of mercy’


During these days in the city of the apostles Peter and Paul, participants had the opportunity to reflect on the theme of “Opening the Door of Mercy”. The five days included a series of talks, liturgies and guided visits to significant Churches and Basilicas in Rome, a day of spiritual recollection and reflection, a pilgrimage to Monte Cassino, as well as an opportunity to attend a General Audience with Pope Francis. 

Presentations were given by the following:

  • Msgr. Ciarán O’Carroll, Pontifical Irish College, Rome, led the participants through the Holy Doors at the Basilica of St. Peter and the Basilica of St. John Lateran. He also gave reflections on the theme of Mercy in the Baptistry of St. John Lateran.
  • Fr. Tom Norris, Pontifical Irish College, Rome, conducted a day of reflection.
  • Fr. Hugh Clifford, Pontifical Irish College, Rome, spoke on “Formation: Letting God open us to mercy” and led the participants through the Holy Door at the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls.
  • Ms. Frances Rowland, Diocese of Kerry Pastoral Team, focused on experiencing and living mercy today.

If you wish to inquire about next year’s Course for parishioners, please telephone the Pontifical Irish College on the main office number at 00 39 06 772 631 or email or write to Pontifical Irish College, Via Dei S.S. Quattro, 1, 00184 Roma, Italy.

To view photographs from the 2016 Course for Parishioners, click here.

To view or download the flyer for the Course for Parishoners, Course for Parishioners flyer 2016 Irish College Rome