|This first special virtual Rosary Thursday will include a welcome and introduction by Bishop Fintan Monahan who is the Roman Catholic Bishop of Killaloe who previously served as a priest in the Archdiocese of Tuam and worked as a teacher and chaplain in Saint Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway.
Bishop Monahan was born in Tullamore, County Offaly, in 1967 to Tom and Peg Monahan and he has one brother and one sister.
His studies in Science, Theology and Education were in Maynooth and NUI Galway.
He was ordained to the priesthood in 1991 and served as a curate in Connemara, County Galway, before beginning a teaching and chaplaincy post at Saint Jarlath’s College, Tuam, County Galway.
While at St. Jarlath’s College he taught science, religion and Irish, in addition to coaching basketball and hurling. He also served as secretary to Archbishop Michael Neary of the Archdiocese of Tuam. The Holy See announced his appointment as Bishop of Killaloe in July 2016, and he was consecrated in Ennis Cathedral on 25 September 2016.
In 2019 he published a book on John Henry Newman and this year has one gone to print on Thomas Merton, both published by Veritas.
Bishop Monahan is a frequent contributor to various social media platforms like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked in with various spiritual and inspirational inputs.