Entries by Bro. Conor McDonagh OP

Two Irish Dominican Friars Ordained to the Priesthood

Sunday last, September 4, saw the ordination to the priesthood of Dominican friars, Anthony Kavanagh and Kellan Scott. A very large number gathered in St Saviour’s, Dublin, for the joyful occasion, with the crowd spilling out into the street. Dominican friars from across Ireland – and beyond – concelebrated the Mass of Ordination, along with […]

Album of Dominican Music Available Now on Spotify

O Spem Miram, an album of hymns and chant from the Dominican tradition, recorded and launched last year, is now available free of charge here. Featuring the voices of Dominican friars from around Ireland, and recorded under the baton of Dr John O’Keefe, the album includes traditional chants in honour of St Dominic, such as […]

Dominican Event in Lisbon

On Thursday 7 July in the Colégio de Bom Sucesso, Lisbon, a long and distinguished chapter of Dominican life was brought to a dignified close in a seminar hosted by the Irish Embassy in Portugal, and addressed by leading Irish historians. Marking the departure of Irish Dominican friars from Lisbon in 2021, and that of […]

Two Dominican Friars Ordained as Deacons in St Saviour’s, Dublin

On Saturday 5 March in St Saviour’s Church, Dublin, Archbishop Dermot Farrell ordained two Dominican friars, Br Anthony Kavanagh OP and Br Kellan Scott OP, to the order of diaconate. A large congregation was present to participate in this celebration, along with Dominican friars, sisters, and laity from throughout Ireland. In a sermon rich in […]

‘Late Have I Loved You’: An Introduction to St Augustine’s Confessions

  Structure of talk Introduction Augustine’s life (up to conversion) Augustine and our post-Christian contemporaries The Confessions: style, structure, content Augustine’s conversion (Confessions V-IX) Questions for discussion Conclusion Quotations You are great, Lord, and highly to be praised (Ps 47:2), great is your power and your wisdom is immeasurable (Ps 146:5). Man, a little piece […]

Follow the Lamb

Right at the end of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, one of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia stories, there’s an extraordinary passage, rich in spiritual insight. Having sailed further than anyone before, the characters in the story have reached the edge of the world, and are on the border with ‘Aslan’s Country’ (an allegory of heaven). […]