Entries by Luuk Dominiek Jansen OP

Prayer is a gift of God

On the Gospel of Luke (11:1 -13) The Gospel is taken from the Gospel of St. Luke chapter 11 (1-13). This passage begins with Jesus in prayer, and after He is finished, some of the disciples ask Him to teach them how to pray. Subsequently Jesus teaches them the “Our Father”, the same prayer that […]

Our Preaching Story

This excellent paper was presented by one of the Dominican Contemplative Nuns from the Siena Convent in Drogheda, Ireland. The occasion was the Domincain Family day, a yealy event where the different branches of the Dominican Order (Friars, Nuns, Sisters and Lay Dominicans) come together. This paper is called “Our Preaching Story”, and is a […]

The better part

On the Gospel of Luke (10:38-42) The Gospel for this 16th Sunday of ordinary time presents us with the story of the visit of Jesus to the home of the sisters Martha and Mary. Martha is a kind and caring host who, we are told, welcomes Jesus into her home. She then gets herself into […]

Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism

  Last week the Dominicans in Poland organised a conference called: “Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism”. The Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism Conference was an opportunity for younger Thomistic scholars to discover the depth and diversity of Thomistic inquiry in the Dominican Order today. The conference was a wonderful experience and pointed to […]

Go, and do the same yourself

On the Gospel of Luke (10:25-37) At the beginning of this week’s gospel passage, we see a lawyer, someone who is well versed in the art of arguing, confronting Jesus with a question. It is written in the passage that the lawyer was trying to “disconcert” Jesus, or, in other words, embarrass or upset Jesus. […]

Ordination Fr. David Rocks OP

Father David Rocks OP was ordained priest by Bishop George Stack, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Westminster, on Saturday the 4th of July 2010. The ordination took place at the priory church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Dominic, Southampton Road in London. Below are some images of the presbyteral ordination today.

Ordination of Father David Rocks OP

Today Father David Rocks OP was ordained priest by Bishop George Stack, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Westminster. The ordination took place at the priory church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Dominic, Southampton Road in London. David was joined by the Provincials of the Irish and English provinces, his community, and many […]