Entries by Luuk Dominiek Jansen OP

Celebrating the Priesthood

The Irish Province of the Dominicans celebrated a day on the Dominican Priesthood to mark the close the year of the priests. Bishop Anthony Fisher OP gave a paper on the Dominican Priesthood. Please see the article to listen to or read the full paper. The brothers pray Morning prayer together Bishop Anthony Fisher OP […]

Feast of Corpus Christi

In countries where the great feast of Corpus Christi is moved to the Sunday, as in Ireland, the Gospel is taken from Luke 9:11-17. The first line that struck me is “Send the crowd away […] for we are here in a lonely place” (Luk 9:12 RSV). It is not because it is specifically striking […]

Ongoing Formation

Formation in the Dominican tradition does not end with the conclusion of our initial studies. Every Dominican friar is expected to continue studying theology and other disciplines throughout his life. Study is, after all, one of the four pillars of the Order. However, ongoing formation for every aspect of his life and work are encouraged. […]

Ordination to the Priesthood

Most of those who join the Order do so with the intention of being ordained priests –members of the presbyteral order. The identity of priesthood is maintained in our tradition, while all the time being aware that it is our call to be Dominicans first and foremost. Those who are to be ordained priests must […]