Fr. Billy Swan is a priest of the Diocese of Ferns, Ireland. He holds a degree in chemistry and worked for a number of years for a pharmaceutical company before entering seminary. Ordained in 1998, he served for four years as an associate pastor before further studies in Rome where he was awarded a Licentiate and Doctorate in Systematic Theology from the Gregorian University. He served for four years as the Director of Seminary Formation at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome. He is currently based at St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
He has a deep interest in the relationship between faith and science, the New Evangelization, early Irish Christianity and priestly formation.
Fr. Billy Swan Latest Blog Posts
Blessed Are You, Lord, God of All Creation
by Fr. Billy Swan . August 17, 2018 . 0 Comments
Here in Ireland, we are being blessed with an unusually hot and dry summer. While this presents challenges to people like farmers, most are enjoying the stunning display of creation’s beauty in this time of vacatio...
The Close Proximity of Cross and Resurrection
by Fr. Billy Swan . June 29, 2018 . 0 Comments
A few years ago, I travelled as a pilgrim to the holy land to explore the places intimately associated with the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. First stop was Jerusalem where we visited the Church of the Holy Sep...
The Spirituality of Totus Tuus
by Fr. Billy Swan . April 27, 2018 . 0 Comments
Tomorrow is the feast day of St. Louis Marie de Montfort (1673-1716). St. Louis was a French priest who is remembered for his love for the Blessed Mother and being the author of the classic True Devotion to Mary. Within ...
Four Ways to Battle the Devil as an Evangelist
by Fr. Billy Swan . March 26, 2018 . 0 Comments
Imagine for a moment that you are a general in the military in a combat zone. One day, someone hands you a book that contains the strategies of the enemy together with commentary. Think of how valuable that book would be...