Fr John - our parish priest

  Father John Daley came to St Joseph's as our parish priest in February 2001. He is a member of the Institute of Charity, a Religious congregation founded by Antonio Rosmini in 1828. (The members are normally called "Rosminians" after their founder). Father John comes from Cardiff in Wales, is proud of his homeland, his Irish background, his British nationality and learning to become European when he studied in Rome.

He came home to Newport in Wales, too late to play rugby but refereed instead, and served in St. Mary's, St. Michael's and St. Patrick's for a number of happy years. Then on to Our Lady and St. Charles in Wisbech, East Anglia, for six more happy years before he came to Leicester to serve at St. Theresa's, Birstall, for ten years and now at St. Joseph's. He is grateful for the many happy memories he carries of Wales, Yorkshire, Canada, New Zealand, Rome . . . . . and he returns to Rome every year to guide pilgrims, sharing his love and knowledge of the city.

Fr John looks after the spiritual direction of the
Watermead Apostolate, begun in 1992, whilst in St Theresa's parish, Birstall.



ABOVE  Somewhere on the streets of Rome guiding pilgims.
Latest pilgrimage dates

LEFT  "At my desk" as the message often says on his answerphone

(Fr John always leaves a very detailed message on his answerphone)

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