Committee profiles – Fr Kieran Fitzsimons

I am an aspiring Christian  and Franciscan friar, who places my heart in the unconditional love for all people of a beautiful, mysterious, at times perplexing God. I was first involved with Quest in the mid 1970s. Quest played a significant role in helping to integrate my homosexuality with my Catholicism. Pastoral work/roles since becoming a Franciscan have included: parish priest; LGBT ministry; voluntary worker supporting people working in prostitution; chaplaincy to a safe house for trafficked women; homeless people; hospice chaplaincy.   Previously I had a background in social work, including inspection and investigation of abuse in institutions.