Gerry Whelan SJ is an Irish Jesuit lecturing in the Gregorian University in Rome. Like the rest of Italy, he and his community have been on lockdown for a number of weeks now.
“It’s a challenging time”, he tells Pat Coyle, of Irish Jesuit Communications. “It’s also weird and wonderful.”
You can listen to his interview above, where Gerry speaks by phone from an eerily deserted city, normally buzzing with people and energy.
He describes his utterly changed life in Rome, and answers candidly when Pat asks him if he has learned anything from this unprecedented experience.