Pilgrimage to Lorrha

Just last weekend, the Roscrea Conference on Irish Medieval Studies was held at Mount St Joseph Cistercian Monastery. The topic for this year was ‘The Dominicans in Medieval Ireland’, and expert speakers from all over Ireland gave lectures on aspects of Dominican medieval history. Some of us Dominicans (friars and sisters) were lucky enough to be present for the conference, and came away feeling grateful for our wonderful Dominican heritage. We include some pictures here from our trip to Lorrha Dominican Priory in Co Tipperary, founded in 1269. There was a continuous Dominican presence in Lorrha right up to the eighteenth century, and in 2010, we returned to sing the Salve Regina once again!

Pilgrimage to St Dominic’s Country

Below are some photos of the Pilgrimage to St Dominic’s Country by the novices of 2009/2010. We travelled to Toulouse (where the first brothers lived with Dominic), Prouilhe (where the first Dominican nuns were founded), Fanjeaux (where Dominic lived among the Albigensians, preaching the true faith), Caleruega (where Dominic was born) and finally Lourdes!


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.

Solemn Profession sister Niamh

Below are some photos of the Solemn Profession of sister Niamh, which took place on 31yh of April 2010 on the feast of the Visitation. Sister Niamh made her Solemn vows as a Dominican Contempaltive Nun in the Siena Monestry in Drogheda.