So as I was saying – maybe if we listen to and act on the small, seemingly ordinary, suggestions the Pope makes in his Letter to the Catholics of Ireland we might get some unexpected results. One of those suggestions was to look to the example and intercession of the Cure of Ars, the patron saint of parish priests. And here’s a great opportunity to get started: his relics will be in Ireland from 25th to 29th of April, click HERE for all the details.
Now, most of us won’t get to the venues listed – so as a little flavour of what kind of man he was, have a look at this very short video clip by Fr Tom Norris, Professor of Systematic Theology at Maynooth College.
(BTW – just read a very good, very readable book by Fr Norris: A Fractured Relationship. Faith and the Crisis of Culture, Dublin: Veritas 2007) It’s worth buying – only €14 in Veritas and if you order is now, you’ll have it in a day or two! )