Entries by Luuk Dominiek Jansen OP

Dominicansinteractive.com online

We have moved the Dominicans Interactive website to http://www.dominicansinteractive.com. The main reason for this is that the .com (and also the .org) domain names will aim more on an international audience than a .ie domain name. All links to Dominicanfriars.ie will still work and will be redirected accordingly to Dominicans Interactive.

Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus

On the gospel of Luke 14:1, 7-14. The Pharisees were watching Jesus closely or even scrupulously (παρατηρεω). The people in power in Jesus’ time were eager to catch Jesus doing something that was unlawful, and subsequently to condemn Him. This was despite the many miracles he worked and the power of his teaching. Indeed because […]

Saint Rose of Lima

Feast day: 23rd of August Lay Dominican and Virgin Memorial Isabella Flores, commonly known as Rose, was born in Lima, Peru, in 1586, and became the first canonized saint of the Western Hemisphere. She made a vow of virginity at an early age and only with great difficulty overcame the objections and misunderstanding of her […]

The narrow door

On the Gospel of Luke (13:22-30) In today’s gospel Jesus gives his hearers a stark warning, concerning their place in his kingdom. Those who heard Jesus were mainly Jews, who presumed that their place in Gods kingdom was sure. After all they were children of Abraham. As such they followed the moral and liturgical laws […]

Blessed Mannes de Guzman

Feast day: 18th of August Friar, Priest and Brother of St. Dominic Optional Memorial Blessed Mannes, an older brother of Saint Dominic, was born at Caleruega, Spain, about 1170. He was among his younger brother’s first followers and later assisted in establishing the priory of Saint-Jacques at Paris in 1217. In 1219 he was entrusted […]

Saint Hyacinth of Poland

Feast day: 17th of August Friar and Priest Memorial Saint Hyacinth (Jacek) was born near Wroclaw (Breslau) in Upper Silesia, Poland, around 1185. He was ordained and became a canon of the cathedral of Krakow. On a journey to Rome in 1220 he was attracted to the Order by the holiness and preaching of Saint […]

Saint Dominic de Guzman

Feast day: 8th of August Our Holy Father Dominic Priest Solemnity Dominic de Guzman was born at Caleruega, Spain, around 1172-1173. After completing his studies at Palencia, he was ordained a priest and became a Canon Regular in the Cathedral Chapter of Osma. While on a diplomatic mission with his bishop, Diego d’Azevedo, he experienced […]

Semper paratus – always ready!

On the Gospel of Luke (12:32-48) A friend of mine who was a seminarian in America woke up every morning to a neighbour’s call of ‘are you ready’! To which he replied ‘always ready’. The words of Christ in Sunday’s gospel are strong and forceful and call for a radical way of living; to always […]