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
The Problem of Loneliness
In January this year, the British Minister for sport and civil society received a new brief from her government: to tackle the growing problem of human loneliness in her country.
by Fr. Billy Swan . November 26, 2018 . 0 Comments
In January this year, Ms. Tracy Crouch, the British Minister for sport and civil society, received a new brief from her government: to tackle the growing problem of human loneliness in her country. Her appointment follow...
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...