Wednesday, September 7, 2016

RTE highlights the work of Jesuit Peter McVerry

Last evening RTE One television screened at 22.15 a progamme on Jesuit priest Peter McVerry.

During the programme a number of his first clients were interviewed. They stressed the kindness of the man and how he never once called the Garda when they were misbehaving.

A gifted man, who comes from a privileged background and there he is dressed in a jumper and shirt, living with the people with whom he works.

Watching the programme one was forced to call to mind the line in Shakespeare's Hamlet, ... the apparel oft proclaims the man.

No roman collar, no immaculate black suit, perfectly tailored, none of the nonsense that has today become popular with a section of clergy.

Priesthood, if anything, is about kindness, friendhsip and all done in dialogue. And that's what the programme last evening told us about Peter McVerry SJ.

Well worth watching on RTE Player if you have not already seen it.

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