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As part of the ongoing preaching mission of the Irish Dominican Province, Dominican friars, Fr Luuk Jansen, of Newbridge Priory, Kildare and Fr. Brian Doyle, of St Saviour’s Priory Dublin, recently undertook a preaching mission to the Parish of Glenravel, just outside the town of Ballymena, in Co. Antrim. Glenravel

Our brothers have recently returned from preaching a Parish Mission in the Parish of Drumbo and Carryduff in East Belfast. Fr’s John Walsh, Maurice Colgan and Terence Crotty preach the mission dedicated to the Centenary of Fatima. The Parish Church was the first church to be dedicated to the Immaculate

There is a great relationship between the Dominicans and Fatima. For instance, in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima on the left of the main altar there stands a statue of St. Dominic, Founder of the Order of Preachers. Over the main entrance to this same

Last week the four American Dominican Provinces, the English Province and the Irish Province meet for the annual formatters gathering. This year it was organised in Washington DC. It was a very informative week with lots of possibilities to talk with the other vocations directors, novices masters and student masters.

On the 28th January 2017, the Feast of St. Thomas, Frs. Damian Polly OP, Ronan Connelly OP and Eoin Casey OP received their Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) degrees. This is a graduate-level academic degree in theology awarded after four years of theological studies at the Dominican Studium in Dublin.

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Cathedral Archbasilica of St John Lateran for the conclusion of the Jubilee for the 800th anniversary of the papal confirmation of the Order of Preachers – the Dominicans. Some brothers of the Irish Province participated in the Mass, most notably bro. Philip Mulryne OP