Rome – Irish College summer pilgrimage programmes for Priests and Parishioners

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Forthcoming College summer pilgrimage programme which includes two courses, one for parishioners and the other for priests, that are scheduled to take place this September, 2016.

The course for parishioners, which is due to take place from the 5th to the 9th September, provides participants with an opportunity to experience Rome, deepen their theological awareness of the theme of Mercy and enjoy a time of guided reflection and prayer together during this extraordinary Jubilee Year. 

The course for priests takes place from 12th to 16th September and will offer a variety of reflections on the theme of Mercy.

Below you will find some details about the Summer Programme at the College.  

 

PRIEST RETREAT

During these days in the city of the apostles Peter and Paul, participants will be afforded an

opportunity to reflect on the theme “The Priest and the Ministry of Mercy”. The five days include 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 a shrine outside of Rome, as well as an

opportunity to attend a General Audience with Pope Francis.

Presentations will be given by the following:

• Bishop Paul Tighe, Pontifical Council for Culture, will reflect on ‘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, will speak about reaching out in mercy to the poor.

• Ms. Frances Rowland, Diocese of Kerry Pastoral Team, will focus on experiencing and living mercy

today.

• Fr. Tom Norris, Pontifical Irish College, Rome, will conduct a day of reflection.

The cost of the course is €800. Places are limited. A deposit of €300 is required to secure a place. Travel

arrangements to Rome are the responsibility of participants. Airport transfers to the College are included

in the price. Rooms are en­suite. Meals on a half board basis are included with an opening and closing

dinner. Those who wish to arrive early or remain following the conclusion of the course are welcome to do

so, subject to the availability of rooms.

If you wish to reserve a place, please telephone the Pontifical Irish College on the main office number at 00 39 06 772

631 or email ufficio@irishcollege.org

Pontifical Irish College, Via Dei S.S. Quattro, 1, 00184 Rome

www.irishcollege.org

 

PARISHIONER RETREAT

During these days in the city of the apostles Peter and Paul, participants will be afforded an

opportunity to reflect on the theme of “Opening the Door of Mercy”. The five days include 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 a shrine outside of Rome, as well as an opportunity to

attend a General Audience with Pope Francis.

Presentations will be given by the following:

• Msgr. Ciarán O’Carroll, Pontifical Irish College, Rome, will lead the participants through the Holy Doors at

the Basilica of St. Peter and the Basilica of St. John Lateran. He will also give reflections on the theme of

Mercy in the Baptistry of St. John Lateran.

• Fr. Tom Norris, Pontifical Irish College, Rome, will conduct a day of reflection.

• Fr. Hugh Clifford, Pontifical Irish College, Rome, will speak on “Formation: Letting God open us to mercy”

and will lead the participants through the Holy Door at the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls.

• Ms. Frances Rowland, Diocese of Kerry Pastoral Team, will focus on experiencing and living mercy today.

The cost of the course is €750. Places are limited. A deposit of €300 is required to secure a place. Travel

arrangements to Rome are the responsibility of participants. Airport transfers to the College are included in

the price. Rooms are en­suite. Meals on a half board basis are included with an opening and closing

dinner. Those who wish to arrive early or remain following the conclusion of the course are welcome to do

so, subject to the availability of rooms.

If you wish to reserve a place, please telephone the Pontifical Irish College on the main office number at

00 39 06 772 631 or email ufficio@irishcollege.org

Pontifical Irish College, Via Dei S.S. Quattro, 1, 00184 Rome

www.irishcollege.org