Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism


Last week the Dominicans in Poland organised a conference called: “Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism”.

The Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism Conference was an opportunity for younger Thomistic scholars to discover the depth and diversity of Thomistic inquiry in the Dominican Order today. The conference was a wonderful experience and pointed to a great future for Thomistic Theology in this millennium.

More information and recordings of the various papers can be found on the website of the conference.

Ordination of Father David Rocks OP

Today Father David Rocks OP was ordained priest by Bishop George Stack, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Westminster. The ordination took place at the priory church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Dominic, Southampton Road in London. David was joined by the Provincials of the Irish and English provinces, his community, and many brothers of the both provinces along with his family and friends. Father David will celebrate Mass in the Dominican church of Saint Catherine of Siena, Newry, Co. Down on Monday next. Below are some images of the presbyteral ordination today.

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Video Ordination David Barrins

On the 11th of April we celebrated the Diaconate Ordination of brother David Barrins OP. The video of the ordination if now available online.

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Ordination David Rocks

On Saturday the 3th of July, brother David Rocks will be ordained priest in the Dominican Priory in London.

Please keep brother David in your prayers as he prepares for his ordiantion day.

Solemn Profession sr. Niamh

On the Feast of the Visitation, the 31th of April, Sister Niamh made her solemn vows in the Dominican Contemplative Monastry in Drogheda.

Please follow this link to see some more pictures of the event.


Celebrating the Priesthood

The Irish Province of the Dominicans celebrated a day on the Dominican Priesthood to mark the close the year of the priests.

Bishop Anthony Fisher OP gave a paper on the Dominican Priesthood. Please see the article to listen to or read the full paper.

The brothers pray Morning prayer together

Bishop Anthony Fisher OP presenting his paper

Fr. Paul Murray OP


Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

Bishop Fisher OP preaches the homily during the celebration of Mass

Ordination David Barrins

On the 11th of April we celebrated the Diaconate Ordination of brother David Barrins OP.

We hope to have a video of this event available very soon.

Ordination Fr. Fergus Ryan

On the 10th of April we celebrated the ordination Fr. Fergus Ryan OP.

Please have a look at the video of this event.

Simple and Solemn Profession

Br. Matthew Martinez OP renewed his simple profession and bro. David Barins OP made his solemn profession.

Have a look at the video below:

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Reception of the Habits

The New Novices received the habits. The video below shows the highlights of the event:


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