We were delighted to welcome Fr Bruno Cadoré OP, the 87th Master of the Order of Preachers, to St Saviour’s Priory yesterday. He was here for an informal visit, as part of his initial attempts to ‘learn the Order’. He met with the students for nearly two hours, and listened intently to our stories, to our assessment of the situation of the Church in Ireland, and to our hopes and desires for the future. He spoke to us about his understanding of the Dominican vocation: ‘We should be like John the Baptist’, he said, ‘we must decrease and Christ must increase’. He said that we Dominicans must not seek to make ourselves visible, but that we should seek to make Christ visible and tangible for others. In short, the Dominican vocation means simply ‘introducing people to your best friend’. Photos inside!
The Community of St Saviour’s Priory with the Master of the Order (ages range from 23 to 93!)
The Students of the Irish Province with the Master