The Irish Dominican friars rejoiced today as three of their brothers were ordained to the diaconate in Saint Saviour’s Dominican church, Dominick Street in Dublin. The ordaining prelate was Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. Our brothers were joined by many friars of the province, families and friends, representatives of the Dominican family in Ireland and local parishioners from the Dominick Street area to witness the joyful liturgy of ordination.
The three brothers Colm Mannion OP, Luuk Jansen OP and Matthew Martinez OP joined the Order together in 2007. The ordination ceremony to the diaconate today is another step on the road to priesthood.
Thanks to Fr. Gerard Dunne OP for providing the photos on the Irish Dominican Vocations blog.