Entries by Luuk Dominiek Jansen OP

Fr. Fergus Ryan successfully defended his doctoral thesis in Rome

Irish friar Fergus Ryan successfully defended his doctoral thesis in Rome in June 2016. The thesis examined how experimental practices, called “Dialogue Mass”, used in parishes, schools, chaplaincies and World War II prisoner-of-war camps influenced the changes in the celebration of Mass introduced after the Second Vatican Council. The practices were novel in that they comprised […]

Light of Truth – 51

This week on the Light of Truth Fr. Luuk Jansen O.P. looks at some of the people who feature in the Bible around the time of the Birth of Jesus. Sometimes there might be a temptation to say that it was easy for them to believe in Jesus as all these events happened before their eyes. However, […]

Vocation Icon – Sligo

The Vocations Icon, an Icon of St. Dominic, is on a tour of the Irish Province. From Newbridge College in Newbridge the icon spend some time in Dundalk. The next stop was Newry and last weekend the Icon moved to Sligo. Fr. Luuk OP, the Vocation Director, preached at the Sunday Masses to encourage the congregation […]

They Came to Do Him Homage

On the Gospel of Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany The story of the Epiphany (a word which means ‘manifestation’ or ‘showing’ in Greek) is familiar to us all. The three Magi, sometimes represented as kings, are on a journey with an obscure goal: to find the king whose star they had seen. The gospel adds a further […]

Light of Truth – 50

This week on the Light of Truth Fr. Luuk Jansen O.P. looks at some ways in relation to the following of Jesus. In Matthew 19:16 – 19:22 a young man asks Jesus what he should do in addition to holding the commandments, and Jesus tells him to sell everything and follow him. Is this a particular vocation, […]

Light of Truth – 49

This week on the Light of Truth Fr. Luuk Jansen O.P. continues the discussion with Fr. Terence Crotty O.P. about the self revelation of God. While last time Fr. Brian talked specifically about how Jesus is the self revelation of God, Fr. Terence looks at the the Bible and how God has revealed Himself through the scriptures. The music […]

Vocations Icon – Newry

The Vocations Icon, an Icon of St. Dominic, started its tour of the Irish Province in October. The first church to visit was Newbridge College in Newbridge and subsequently the icon went to Dundalk where it remained for five weeks. Last weekend the Icon moved to Newry and Fr. Luuk OP, the Vocation Director of […]