The Irish College is hosting its eighth annual ‘Time for Priests’ from 13 – 23 September 2011.  See details for bookings and cost.

A Time for Priests

13 to 23 September 2011
Irish College, Rome

Lord Teach us to Pray
(Lk 11:1)

The Pontifical Irish College is pleased to announce the eighth annual Time for Priests which will take place from 13 to 23 September 2011.

Priests both diocesan and religious from Ireland, Britain, the United States and beyond have enjoyed the ambiance, camaraderie, prayer, learning and relaxation afforded them by this gathering.

This year the focus is on prayer in the life and ministry of the priest and will include perspectives and insights from scripture and pastoral experience.

The course will be led by

  • Bishop Brendan Kelly, Achonry
  • Thomas L. Brodie OP, Dominican Biblical Centre, Limerick
  • Fr Mark Harold, Venerable English College, Rome
  • Fr Chris Hayden, Pontifical Irish College, Rome
  • Dr Maeve Heaney, Verbum Dei

Liturgies will be celebrated in the recently renovated Irish College chapel and in various locations in Rome and beyond. There will be opportunities to visit many of the sites associated with the genesis of the Church including the tomb of St Peter and the place of St Paul’s martyrdom.

We will also attend an audience with Pope Benedict and visit the Franciscan sites in the Rieti valley.

There will be a day of recollection and a day simply to do as you wish.


The cost remains stable at €1,450. A deposit of €450 is required to secure a place. Please arrange your own travel to Rome. Rooms are en-suite and meals half board.

Many dioceses recognise this course as ongoing formation with attendant subsidy. Those who wish to arrive some days early or remain after the course concludes may do so subject to availability.


If you wish to reserve a place –

telephone 00 39 06 772631
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Pontifical Irish College,
RomeVia dei Santi Quattro, 1- 00184 Roma