A Dublin priest contributor to this blog, who comments under the name BRUNO has raised concerns about the Meath Diocese hermit priest Father David Jones.
He raises these concerns after watching the hermit’s many contributions on his own YouTube channel.
These films have titles such as
TIME IN FRANCE – TRAPPISTS, CARTHUSIANS AND NORBERTINES.
TIME IN THE USA – CAMALOLDESE AND CARTHUSIANS.
TIME IN THE UK – AMPLEFORTH AND PRINKISH.
TIME IN ITALY – NORBERTINES AND CAMSOLDESE.
TIME IN IRELAND – ROSCREA AND KILNACROTT.
TIME IN FRANCE – CISTERCIANS, NORBERTINES AND LA GRANDE TRAPE.
Apparently he also tried to de a diocesan hermit in the Diocese of Wrexham in Wales. The bishop refused.
On his videos he talks a lot about perpetual silence and seclusion – yet he is all over YouTube and is seen out shopping at least three times a week and driving a car.
Bruno wonders why has he been in so many monasteries in so many countries.
Especially since monks make a fourth vow of STABILITY – meaning to stay in the one place.
Bruno calls out attention to his video on Italy where he says he gave a girl the kiss of peace on the lips because she asked for it!
Bruno wonders if the Meath Safeguarding Office has checked him out as he often says Mass with boys and even has boys serving him in the hermitage.
Bruno also brings up the question of David’s conversation with Cahal Daly advising him to stay away from Kilnacrott till the mess dies down.
Of course it was Daly who had dealings with the Norbertine Abbot General in Rome about Smyth.
Daly knew all about Smyth for a long time before the rest of us did.
Bruno also wonders who pays for the professional videos that appear on YouTube?
Bruno wonders who “manages” Jones’ activities in the Diocese of Meath?
I must say that Father “Bruno” makes many valid points and asks many valid questions.
It seems to be that Jones has been from pillar to post all over the world.
What is at the heart of all this moving and instability?
Are we dealing with personality disorders or mental health issues?
FATHER JONES HAVING A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION ABOUT EVIL SPIRITS