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Letter to Brendan Hoban


Let me introduce myself; I am a 48 year old single man living in Templemore, Co. Tipperary. I was ordained a priest for the diocese four years ago this coming November. (I constantly have to remind people that I’m not the youngest but the newest … or at least I was, till the ordination of incent Stapleton in June 2015). I’ve had the good fortune of living life both outside the confines’
of priesthood and now ‘within’. I think, since I was a teenager, the idea of priesthood had gnawed’ at me and twelve years ago a friend sent me off to seminary with my new mantra, ‘It might be something or nothing’.