Lockdown Conversations

Another great idea for supporting others and reaching out in a very natural way, a priest in New Zealand is offering people the opportunity to have a conversation with a priest.

Although he would do this normally in his ministry, the current situation means that he has fewer opportunities to interact in person, so he came up with this solution.

“It will be their conversation. They will have the opportunity to speak to an experienced and qualified spiritual director, retreat director and missionary of mercy,” he said. “The conversations will be gentle, easy, very respectful of whoever wants to talk, just as they were in the jubilee year of mercy. The difference is that we will not be sitting in the same room, because we cannot do that.”

Missionary of Mercy Fr Richard Shortall, SJ in May 2020
Scroll to top