The 14th of September, 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. It is then followed on the 15th of September, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, by the simple profession of the novices who finished their noviciate year and who will subsequently move to the student’s house in St. Saviour’s, Dublin.
Dominican events and occasions
A short video of the Irish Dominican Pilgrimage to Madrid – 2011, starting with the visit to Caleruega, Salamanca, Avila, Toledo and then Madrid.
Father Denis Murphy OP and Father Maurice Colgan OP were ordained priests on Sunday, the 18th of September 2011. Please see below a short video of the Mass:
On the 14th of September – the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross – the Irish Dominican friars received five novices during the conventual Mass in Saint Mary’s Dominican church, Pope’s Quay, Cork. On the same day (September 14th), during solemn vespers in Saint Mary’s Dominican church in Cork, Brother Alan Hopkins made Simple (first) Profession. On the following day, September 15th, during the conventual Mass, Brother Paul Hughes made his Simple Profession in the hands of the prior provincial Fr Pat Lucey OP.
This short video includes images from the Reception of Habits and Br. Paul Hughes’ Simple Profession.
This week on Wednesday, September 14th – the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross – the Irish Dominican friars received five novices during the conventual Mass in Saint Mary’s Dominican church, Pope’s Quay, Cork.
The five novices received are Gerard Flynn, Kevin O’ Reilly, Fr Murchadh O Madagain, Christophe Cole and Sean Crepin.
On the same day (September 14th), in the evening, during solemn vespers in Saint Mary’s Dominican church in Cork, Brother Alan Hopkins made first profession. On the following day, September 15th, during the conventual Mass, Brother Paul Hughes made his first profession in the hands of the prior provincial Fr Pat Lucey OP.
These are indeed very joyful days for the Irish Dominican Province and we ask you to keep all our brothers in your prayers.
(For more details and photos, please visit Irish Dominican Vocations).
For the Friars of the Irish Dominican Province, the month of September is bringing with it a series of joyful events:
On the first Saturday of the month, September 3rd, our brother Brian Doyle OP will be ordained to the priesthood in his native Co. Wexford.
On September 11th, following the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, two of our brothers, Luuk Dominiek Jansen OP and Colm Mannion OP, will make their solemn profession in the Dominican Priory church of Saint Saviour (Dominick Street, Dublin 1), during the 11:30 am Mass.
There was great joy in Port-of-Spain,Trinidad, on the 29th of August, as our brother Matthew Martinez OP made Solemn Profession as a Dominican. The profession took place during the celebration of the Eucharist at St. Finbar’s church in Diego Martin.
Fr. David Barrins OP was ordained to the priesthood on the Feast of Christ the King, 2010. This short video below gives a summary of the Mass:
On the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, there was great joy for the enclosed Dominican nuns who are based in Drogheda, Co. Louth, and for the wider Dominican family in Ireland, as Sr Mary Teresa Dunphy OP made her solemn profession. Final profession, called “solemn profession” among Dominicans, is the final commitment a man or woman makes to remaining a Dominican brother or sister for life.
Sister M.Teresa is the second Dominican nun to make solemn profession in her monastery in 13 months, Sr Niamh Muireann Galvin having made solemn profession in 2010. The monastery currently has one sister in formation as a novice.
Above is a short video showing the diaconate ordinations of brothers Denis Murphy OP, Maurice Colgan OP and Brian Doyle OP on the 2nd of January 2011. The ordinations took place in St. Saviour’s Priory, Dublin, the ordaining prelate was Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin of the Dublin Archdiocese.
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