Father David Jones, Welsh Catholic Hermit-Priest and Poet Living in Ireland

After trying his vocation in various monasteries, including the popular Abbazia di Sant’Antimo, Fr David Jones eventually found a bishop willing to “recognise the life of hermits” as it expresses itself within the diocesan structure (cf Canon 603, CIC). In doing so, and after many twists and turns, Fr David Jones was able to fulfil the persistent desire that God had given him to live the eremitic life as a diocesan priest.
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Since moving back to Ireland – for he previously lived the religious life there – Fr David has been an active supporter of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, as well as a popular retreat giver. He has also published a few volumes of poetry, and is quite skilled in the art of the sonnet – writing in English, Welsh, French, German, Italian, Latin, Hebrew and Greek!





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The Profession as a Hermit of Fr. David Jones by the Most Reverend Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar Co. Westmeath, Ireland. 4th October 2010 Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, can be in six parts beginning with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyzV_FD1ZSA

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