Minsteracres would like to welcome and introduce to you its new Rector and Retreat Director, Fr Antony Connelly CP.

Fr Antony shares the following statement and biography of his ministry.

"I was born and raised in Glasgow. I had an interest in science and went on to study biomedical sciences. It was while doing research in the pharmaceutical sciences at Strathclyde University that I felt a strong call from God to serve the poor with the Missionaries of Charity, which took me to Italy, Mexico, Kenya and Albania. Upon returning to Glasgow, I began to discern a call to the Congregation of the Passion (Passionists), and to continue to service Jesus Crucified, in many different ways, as a religious and priest. I spent 5 years in Mungo's Parish, Glasgow, as a college and university chaplain, as well as a port chaplain with Stella Maris. I am now very happy to be part of the Passionist community at Minsteracres."

Fr Antony Connelly CP