Sunday, 30 January 2011

The Humble Intelligence of the Heart

Fr. Allan White O.P., socius to the Master of the Dominican Order, gave a lecture in honor of the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, in the Irish Dominican Studium here in Dublin. The talk was entitle "the Humble Intelligence of the Heart" about study in the Dominican Order.

Friday, 28 January 2011

You shall be satisfied...

The Beatitudes (Mt 5:1-12)

Last week the prophesy of Isaiah resounded, “the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light had dawned” (Is 9:1-2). This week“[Jesus] went up the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them” (Mt 5:1-2). The great light is poured out, as the Word proclaims the Word, the encounter with God himself as prophesied by Isaiah.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Diaconate Ordinations 2011

On the 2nd of January 2011, brothers Denis Murphy OP, Maurice Colgan OP and Brian Doyle OP were ordained as deacons in preparation for priestly ordination in the near future. Below is a video of the even, which took place in St. Saviour's Priory, Dublin.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Irish Lay Dominicans receive new members

Sheena Darcy and Monica Rapeanu (in the middle) were officially received as new members of the Lay Dominicans in Ireland during the celebration of the Eucharist at Saint Saviour's priory, Dublin, on the feast of the conversion of Saint Paul. Sheena and Monica were joined by friends, colleagues, members of the lay Dominicans and a number of the friars of the community for the celebration. Left and right of Sheena and Monica are Geraldine Flanagan (president of lay Dominicans in Ireland and Jacinta O' Donnell (president of lay Dominican chapter, Athy).

The lay Dominican vocation is an integral part of the the vocation of the whole Dominican family. As lay men and women they are not living a form of consecrated life but form communities who live by the spirit and charism of Saint Dominic, and are incorporated into the Order by a special commitment according to statutes and laws of their own.

Thanks to Fr. Gerard Dunne OP the photo's

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Dominican Salve Regina and O Lumen Ecclesiae

This is a recording of the Salve procession after First Vespers of a Sunday in St. Mary's Church, Pope's Quay, Cork, Ireland. This is the Dominican version of the Salve Regina, which is followed by the O Lumen Ecclesiae (O light of the Church) which is the Magnificat Antiphon of the feast of Saint Dominic.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I want to wish all the readers of my Blog a very Blessed New Year! We will see what the New Year will bring, without a doubt, it will be a very important one for me, and exciting!

We here in the Irish Province had a very happy start as three brothers were ordained deacons by the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. 

Brothers Denis Murphy OP, Maurice Colgan OP and Brian Doyle OP were ordained as deacons in preparation for priestly ordination in the near future. Below are some pictures taken during the celebration, and I would like to thank Fr. Gerard Dunne OP (Irish Dominican Vocations blog
) for so promptly making them available to us.


The Irish Dominicans have a website called Dominicans Interactive with online resources. We also have an iPhone/iPad App, which can be found in the iTunes App Store.


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