On Friday the 26th of November 2021 the Dominican Friars of the Province of Ireland launched a CD with recordings of chants in honour of the the eighth centenary of the Dies Natalis of our Holy Father St. Dominic. The recording was carried out under the direction of Dr John O’Keeffe (Maynooth University), and features new music alongside ancient Dominican chant, including a new setting of the Creed by Dr John O’Keeffe, and a setting of the ‘Ubi Caritas’ by Fr Peter O’Kane.
Dominican events and occasions
This short video shows the highlights of two recent ceremonies held in St Mary’s Priory, Cork: the Reception of the Habit of our four new novices (September 14, the Feast of the Holy Cross), and the Simple Professions of the three novices who have completed their noviciate year (September 15, the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows).
Accompanying the images is the Te Deum, an ancient hymn of praise, sung by the schola cantorum from St Saviour’s Priory, Dublin. It’s opening words sum up the attitude of these men who are offering their very selves to God: “We praise you O God, we acknowledge you to be the Lord”.
The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross is the traditional day in which new novices in the Irish Province of the Dominicans receive their habit and start their noviciate year.
Last year, on the 14th of September, four novices received their habit to start their noviciate year. Please find below a video of the event.
Brothers Matthew Farrell and Jesse Maingot OP, members of the Irish Dominican Province, were ordained deacons in St Saviour’s church, Dublin, yesterday, 2 April, by Bishop Denis Nulty.
Matthew Farrell is a native of Daingean, Co. Offaly. Jesse Maingot is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Bro. Jesse does his formation as a Dominican in Ireland as the Dominican Priories in Trinidad and Tobago are part of the Irish Province.
Both men joined the Order in 2012, making profession of solemn vows (lifelong commitment) in 2017. Brother Matthew and Brother Jesse will continue their studies in theology as part of the journey towards being ordained priests in the summer of 2019.
The photos of the event can be found by clicking here.
On the 2nd of February 2018, the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, sister Mary Cathy Howard O.P made her Solemn vows as a Dominican Contemplative Nun in the Siena Monestry in Drogheda. Please find a short video encapsulating this event below.
On the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows four of our last years novices made their First Profession into the Dominican Order. The next step in their life as a Dominican is to go to our Studium, which is St. Saviour’s priory in Dublin. There they will study philosophy and theology in the coming years.
We congratulate brothers Gary Toman O.P., Ruaidhri Grieve O.P., Peter O’Kane O.P. and Ciaran Egan O.P. on their commitment as they continue their formation within the Dominican Order in the coming years.
This is a short video about the ordination to the priesthood of Father Philip Mulryne OP by His Grace Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia OP during the 11.00am celebration of Mass in Saint Saviour’s Church, Dominican Street, on the 8th of July 2017. Archbishop Augustine Di Noia is Assistant Secretary at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith and he travelled from Rome for today’s special ceremony. Fr. Philip OP is ordained a priest for the Dominican Order (Order of Preachers).
Philip Mulryne was born in Belfast, and whilst playing for his parish soccer team: Saint Oliver Plunkett, Philip was spotted by a scout for Manchester United Football Club and invited as a 14 year old to go to Manchester for a trial. Philip impressed and then signed a schoolboy contract for 2 years. In 1994 Philip finished secondary school and went to Manchester United full time as a professional on a four-year contract. Making his debut in 1997 against Ipswich Town Football Club, Philip played five times in total for the first team before being transferred to Norwich City Football Club in 1999, playing 135 times for Norwich City during a period of six years. Philip made his debut for the Northern Ireland Football Team in 1997 against Belgium and went on to play 27 times for Northern Ireland, scoring three goals.
After short spells at Cardiff City and Leyton Orient, Philip retired officially from football in 2009 and entered the Diocesan Seminary of Saint Malachy’s Belfast, spending two years studying philosophy at Queens University Belfast and at the Maryvale Institute. Philip completed his studies in philosophy and went to the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, to study theology for one year at the Gregorian University before discerning a call to religious life. Philip entered the Dominican Novitiate House in Cork in 2012.
Please keep Fr. Philip OP in your prayers as he starts the next step of his life as a Dominican in his priestly vocation!
Some photo’s of the event and a shorter video can be found here.
The video is free to be used for publication once the Irish Province of the Dominican Order and this website www.dominicans.ie are credited. The original video file can be downloaded here.
Bro. Philip Mulryne OP was ordained deacon in St. Saviour’s Dublin on Saturday the 29th of October.
Bro. Philip was ordained by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, during a Mass celebrated at 2:30 pm in St. Saviour’s. Bro. Philip was joined by his family, friends and many Dominican brothers on this joyous occasion.
Bro. Philip will with the help of God be ordained to the priesthood sometime during the coming year, so please keep him in your prayers as he continues his studies.
The Irish Dominican friars rejoice as eight of their brothers were ordained to the priesthood in Saint Saviour’s Dominican church, Dominick Street in Dublin. The ordaining prelate was Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of the Diocese of Castries in the Caribbean. Archbishop Rivas is part of the Irish Dominican province and came specially over to ordain our eight brothers in this special year of the 800th Jubilee of the Dominican Order.
The brothers ordained to the priesthood are brs David McGovern OP, Damian Polly OP, Ronan Connolly OP, Pat Desmond OP, Daragh McNally OP, Connor McDonagh OP, Eoin Casey OP and Kevin O’Reilly OP.
Please find a video account of the beautiful celebration below:
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- Three Dominican Novices Make Simple ProfessionSeptember 20, 2022 - 9:19 am
- Three Men Enter the Dominican NovitiateSeptember 19, 2022 - 8:19 pm