detail from window in Oratory of 28 Inf Bn, Finnery Camp
Chaplains to the Forces
Chaplains are appointed to a Military Installation by their Bishop or Religious Superior after consulation with the Head Chaplain and following approval by the Minister for Defence. All bring with them qualifications and skills in from a wide range of pastoral care situations as university chaplains and lecturers, former missionaries, teachers, musicians, broadcasting, sportsmen.
Archbishop Martin pictured with DF chaplains Robert McCabe, Eoin Thynne, David Tyndall, Des Campion & Pat Mernagh following the Niemba anniversary Mass in Rathmines
These skills blend in with the opportunities to engage with the personnel of the Defence Forces in their work, prayer and in dealing with their families.