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Time for Priests 2016: ‘The Priest and the Ministry of Mercy’

Posted on 17. Sep, 2016 in Carousel

‘The Priest and the Ministry of Mercy’

Pope Francis mercy

During these days in the city of the apostles Peter and Paul, participants were afforded an opportunity to reflect on the theme “The Priest and the Ministry 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:

  • Bishop Paul Tighe, Pontifical Council for Culture, reflected on the theme ‘Towards a Culture of Mercy – making known the Good News of God’s unconditional love for all’.
  • Ms. Alice Leahy of the Alice Leahy Trust, Dublin, spoke about reaching out in mercy to the poor.
  • Ms. Frances Rowland, Diocese of Kerry Pastoral Team, focused on experiencing and living mercy today.
  • Fr. Tom Norris, Pontifical Irish College, Rome, conducted a day of reflection.

For enquiries about next year’s Time for Priests, please telephone the Pontifical Irish College on the main office number at 00 39 06 772 631 or email

To view photographs from the Time for Priests, click here.