Fr. David Barrins on RTE Radio 1

Father David Barrins OP featured on the John Murray show. Father David was ordained priest last Sunday, and explained in the interview why he moved from working int he banking sector to become a religious in the Dominican Order:

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Dominicans of the St. Joseph Province on EWTN

Find below a video of Frs. Benedict Croell, O.P., and Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. on EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ.

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Videos of the Province of St. Joseph

Find below a great video created by the Dominican Province of St. Joseph (Eastern province of the USA).

In the video 21 new novices are vested with the habit of our Holy Father, Saint Dominic. In addition, you can see the 8 outgoing novices make their first simple profession of vows:

Leaving All Things Behind from Province of Saint Joseph on Vimeo.

 

Dominican students speak about their vocation on RNN

Two of our student brothers, Ronan Bernard OP and Damian Polly OP recently gave a brief interview to RNN about their vocation stories and a reflection on how their lives are as brothers in formation for the Order. Wendy Grace spoke to them to find out how their first year in the Dominican Order went and what the next year has in store for them. She began by asking Damian Polly OP about the age profile:

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Dominicans again on the radio

The Dominican Pilgrimage to Knock featured again on the radio, this time by Gay Byrne.

Please listen to the recording

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My Dominican Vocation

Dominican Bishop Anthony Fisher Answers Questions on Vocation, Faith, and More.

Bishop Anthony Fisher is the Bishop of Parramatta, NSW Australia.  Before being consecrated a Bishop, he was a member of the Australian Province of the Order of Preachers.  In this video, Bishop Fisher answers questions at a local Theology on Tap at P.J. Gallagher’s Irish Pub near the University of Western Sydney in Parramatta on September 6, 2010.

Bishop Fisher gave a talk on “the Priesthood in the Dominican Order” to the Irish Province in June 2010. Please click here to follow the link.

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Dominicans on Pat Kenny show

The Dominican Pilgrimage to Knock featured on the Pat Kenny Show today. Marie Louise O’Donnell, giving the report, was on the pilgrimage with us.

Please listen to the recording

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National Dominican Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine


Yesterday was the annual Dominican pilgrimage to the Marian shrine at Knock, Co Mayo. This is traditionally the last official big pilgrimage of the season, and the Dominican pilgrimage each year consistently attracts large numbers from all around the county.  

So, also yesterday several thousand people were present at Knock Shrine for the event. The pilgrimage gave opportunity to availe of the sacrament of reconciliation, the celebration of the sacrament of the sick, the celebration of the eucharist and finished with the rosary procession.

This years preacher was Fr Anthony Morris OP of the Sligo community, who gave us a wonderful homily on Our Lady, and her central role among the people of God.

Some photos of the event will follow soon.

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

The Dominicans of the Eastern Province of the US recently published an interview about Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman which is well worth viewing:

Eleven Dominicans make First Profession

Saint Mary’s, Cork September 15th 2010

Back left to right: Brothers Damian Polly OP, Patrick Desmond OP, Ronan Connolly OP, Gary Burns OP, Daragh McNally OP, James Cassidy OP.
Front left to right: Brothers Stephen Hackett OP, Eoin Casey OP, David McGovern OP, Stephen Jones OP, Conor McDonough OP

The Irish Dominicans joyfully celebrated the first profession of eleven brothers of the province who have just completed their novitiate year. The event took place during the celebration of the Eucharist at Saint Mary’s priory church at Pope’s Quay in Cork. The eleven brothers made profession in the hands of the prior of the novitiate community, Fr Edward Conway OP. A large number of Dominican friars gathered to celebrate the event along with the families and friends of the newly professed brethren. Having completed the novitiate and made profession, these eleven brothers will now move to the student house of the Irish Dominican province at Saint Saviour’s, Dublin. Please keep these young Dominican friars in your prayers and those who will accompany them through their formation. Below is a selection of images from the memorable and historic event for the Irish Dominican friars.

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