The eighth annual St Thomas Aquinas Summer School, run by the Aquinas Institute of Ireland (aquinasinstitute.ie), took place from August 4-10 at the Emmaus Centre, Swords. This session, the biggest yet, with some 50 participants from a dozen different countries, focussed on the teachings of St Thomas on the nature of virtue and vice in general, as well as specific virtues and vices.
Among the students taking part were doctoral students in philosophy and theology, as well as complete beginners, including two who recently completed their Leaving Certificate exams! As well as intensive seminars, participants heard a lecture on ‘The Virtues of Courtesy’ by Fr Alan O’Sullivan OP, and took part in a field trip to Mellifont Abbey and Drogheda, including a visit to the Dominican nuns in Siena Monastery.
On Monday the 10th of July 2017 newly Ordained Fr. Philip Mulryne OP celebrated his First Mass in his home parish in St Oliver Plunkett Church in Belfast.
It was a great occasion and many family, friends and neighbours joined for the occasion and filled the church to the brim. Please find some photo’s of this great celebration below.
Photo’s can be used for publication once the Irish Province of the Dominican Order and this website http://www.dominicans.ie are credited.
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On Saturday November 5th Brs. Matthew Farrell and Jesse Maingot received the ministry of lector while Br. Gaweł Włodarczyk of the Province of Poland received the ministry of acolyte.
Fr. Gregory Carroll reminded those receiving the ministry of lector that as readers and hearers of God’s word, they had the responsibility of proclaiming the word of God in the liturgical assembly, as well as instructing children and adults in the faith and preparing them to receive the sacraments worthily.
Fr. Gregory reminded all the brothers that in proclaiming God’s Word to others, that they should accept it themselves in obedience to the Holy Spirit. He encouraged all the brethren attending that they should meditate on the Word of God constantly, so that each day they would have a deeper love of the scriptures and in all we as Dominicans say and do show forth to the world our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
When speaking to Bro. Gaweł, Fr. Gregory reminded him as a man chosen for the ministry of acolyte he would have a special role in the Church’s ministry. It was now his responsibility to assist priests and deacons in carrying out their ministry, and as a special minister to give Holy Communion to the faithful at the liturgy and to the sick. By receiving this ministry Br. Gaweł should endeavour to understand the deep spiritual meaning of what he was undertaking and to offer himself daily to God as a spiritual sacrifice acceptable to him through Jesus Christ.
Again meditating on this ministry Fr, Provincial reminded all the brethren that in performing our various ministries we should show a sincere love for Christ’s Mystical Body, God’s holy people, and especially for the weak and the sick.
Bro. Aaron Zahra OP of the Province of Malta assisted Fr. Gregory and Fr. Terence Crotty OP, student master.
More photos of the event:
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On the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the 28th of January, the students and staff of Newbridge College came together for a Mass in the College Church to celebrate the 800th Jubilee of the Dominican Order.
Bishop Denis Nulty DD, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, celebrated the Mass on the occasion, and Fr. Gregory Carroll OP, the Provincial of the Irish Province, Fr. Paul Dempsey, the parish priest of Newbridge, and members of the Dominican community also concelebrated.
Please find below some pictures taken during the Mass.
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The Irish Studium, St. Saviour’s in Dublin, hosted and Aquinas Lecture on the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The lecture was delivered by Dr. Rik Van Nieuwenove, Lecturer in Theology at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. The lecture, entitled “Contemplation, Learning and the University in Aquinas”, was followed by the celebration of Solemn Vespers in the church with the community of St. Saviour’s. An audio recording of the lecture is available.
Please find some photo’s of the event below:
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During this academic year Fr. Dwight Black OP from Trinidad and Tobago has been living in St. Saviour’s Priory in Dublin while studying for the ‘Loreto House Religious Formation Ministry’ program run by the Irish Missionary Union. At the end of the academic year the brothers in Dominick St. joined together to congratulate Fr. Dwight and to acknowledge the completion of his course and to thank him for his presence in the community for the last year.
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On the 6th June 2015 Fr. Luuk Jansen OP and Fr. Matthew Martinez OP both 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. The degree was awarded by the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Angelicum, in Rome to which the Dominican Studium in Dublin is affiliated. They were presented with their parchments by Fr. John Harris OP, the Regent of Studies for the Province of Ireland and Fr. Seamus Tuohy OP, secretary of studies.
On Sunday 20th October members of the Dominican family gathered to celebrate the memory of Father Thaddeus (Tadhg) Moriarty OP
Nearly two hundred people gathered with the local Dominican brethren and the local chapters of the Dominican laity at a Mass celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Dr. Charles Brown to commemorate the Irish martyr Fr. Thaddeus Moriarty OP. At the Mass rock where he was captured they gathered to celebrate Mass and to pray for his beatification.
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