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Pilgrimages

This week the Irish Province of the Dominican Order undertook our penitential pilgrimage to Lough Derg. (Lough Derg is an island in Co. Donegal. It has been a place of pilgrimage for well over one thousand years. Some claim that St. Patrick himself spent time doing penance on the island).

Last weekend saw the second ‘Frassati Experience’, an opportunity for young men to stay overnight in our priory, join in our prayer, hear about Bl Pier Giorgio Frassati, and go for a hike in the beautiful Irish countryside. We were joined this time by four men – our maximum capacity

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was a mountaineer, a great friend, a charitable volunteer, a political activist, a man of deep prayer, and… a third-Order Dominican. Inspired by his example, the Dominican student brothers have inaugurated ‘the Frassati Experience’, a 24-hour retreat for young men, involving prayer, fellowship, outdoor activity and

Pictures of our pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2011.

Just last weekend, the Roscrea Conference on Irish Medieval Studies was held at Mount St Joseph Cistercian Monastery. The topic for this year was ‘The Dominicans in Medieval Ireland’, and expert speakers from all over Ireland gave lectures on aspects of Dominican medieval history. Some of us Dominicans (friars and

Below are some photos of the Pilgrimage to St Dominic’s Country by the novices of 2009/2010. We travelled to Toulouse (where the first brothers lived with Dominic), Prouilhe (where the first Dominican nuns were founded), Fanjeaux (where Dominic lived among the Albigensians, preaching the true faith), Caleruega (where Dominic was