On the 14th of September – the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross – the Irish Dominican friars received five novices during the conventual Mass in Saint Mary’s Dominican church, Pope’s Quay, Cork. On the same day (September 14th), during solemn vespers in Saint Mary’s Dominican church in Cork, Brother Alan Hopkins made Simple (first) Profession. On the following day, September 15th, during the conventual Mass, Brother Paul Hughes made his Simple Profession in the hands of the prior provincial Fr Pat Lucey OP.
This short video includes images from the Reception of Habits and Br. Paul Hughes’ Simple Profession.