The Vocations Icon, an Icon of St. Dominic, is on a tour of the Irish Province. From Newbridge College in Newbridge the icon spend some time in Dundalk. The next stop was Newry and last weekend the Icon moved to Sligo.
Fr. Luuk OP, the Vocation Director, preached at the Sunday Masses to encourage the congregation to pray for vocations. Prayer is the most important aspect of vocations promotion. This is very clear from the “Year of Praying for Vocations” which the Church celebrated a few years ago and the great response which came as a result; both for the Dominicans as for the Diocese.
The Icon travels around the province to encourage prayer for vocations to the Dominican Order, and specifically the Irish Province. Please join us in prayer for vocations.
as once you called Saint Dominic to preach the Gospel,
so now, through the intercession of Our Blessed Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and patroness of the Order,
we ask you to send new preachers into your harvest.
Give them the graces necessary to preach with wisdom and courage.
May they be witnesses to your life, death and resurrection, bringing the light of the true faith into the darkness of people’s lives.
You who live and reign for ever and ever.