On the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, there was great joy for the enclosed Dominican nuns who are based in Drogheda, Co. Louth, and for the wider Dominican family in Ireland, as Sr Mary Teresa Dunphy OP made her solemn profession.
Final profession, called “solemn profession” among Dominicans, is the final commitment a man or woman makes to remaining a Dominican brother or sister for life.
Originally from County Laois, Sr M.Teresa entered the Dominican monastery in 2005 at the age of 26, after having qualified and worked as a chartered accountant.
She and the Dominican community of nuns in Drogheda, Co Louth were joined by family, friends and members of the Dominican Order for 12.30 p.m. Mass during which the profession ceremony took place.
Sister M.Teresa is the second Dominican nun to make solemn profession in her monastery in 13 months, Sr Niamh Muireann Galvin having made solemn profession in 2010. The monastery currently has one sister in formation as a novice.
We thank Irish Dominican Vocations for providing the photos.
To see a video recording of Sr Teresa’s solemn profession click here.