On Sunday April 8th, a number of pilgrims from Clonmel were at the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis for Divine Mercy Sunday in St Peter’s in Rome.
Led by Fr Michael Toomey as Spiritual Director, who concelebrated the Mass with Pope Francis, the tour later travelled to the Irish College in Rome, and were given a tour by the Rector, Mgr Ciaran O’Carroll. He pointed out the monument acquired by Charles Bianconi, while in Clonmel, as a monument to Daniel O’Connell.
This was followed by Evening Prayer in the College Chapel and Benediction for Divine Mercy Sunday, served by the diocesan seminarian in Rome, John McEneaeny who is in his 4th year studying for the priesthood for our diocese. The group are currently in Assisi to visit the shrines of St Francis.