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Ardfinnan Parish Mission
Fr's Ciaran Dougherty OP and John Walsh OP preached a parish mission in Ardfinnan, Co. Tipperary from the 2nd until the 7th of May. Fr. Bobby Power invited the promoters of Vocations and the Rosary to carry out the mission on behalf of the Parish Council. T...

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And away we go!

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Solemn Professions 2014
Six Dominican brothers made their definitive commitment to living as
Dominican friars - "solemn profession" - in Dublin on 7th September. Brothers Conor McDonough OP, Damian Polly OP, Daragh McNally OP, (back row, left to right) Eoin Casey OP, Ronan Connol...

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Pope speaks of religious vocation on trip to South Korea
The text below is the address given by Pope Francis to the 5,000 religious women and men during his visit to South Korea. He encourages them to do all that they can to show that the consecrated life is a gift to the Church and to let joy be a source of insp...

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Follow Dominican Vocations on Twitter!
Irish Dominican Vocations has been using Twitter over the past couple of years to circulate information regarding vocations to the Irish Dominican province. Yesterday, we received our 1000th follower. Along with our website ( ) , this...

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Dominican Nuns Drogheda launch new website
Our Dominican contemplative nuns in Siena Monastery in Drogheda, County Louth launched a new website for the community today August 8th- to coincide with the feast of Saint Dominic. You can find it here and it is well worth a visit! The attractive website g...

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Feast of Saint Dominic
Happy feast of Saint Dominic to all readers of our vocations blog. Through his intercession, may many men and women be inspired by his zeal for preaching and the salvation of souls. Less well known than his contemporary Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Domini...

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Priestly ordination of Fr Matthew Martinez OP
The Irish Dominican friars rejoiced on the occasion of the ordination of a third new priest for the province this summer. Fr Matthew Martinez OP, a native of Trinidad in the Caribbean, was
ordained priest in his native parish of St Finbar, Port of Spain, o...

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Irish Dominicans to celebrate third priestly ordination of 2014
Trinidadian native and Irish Dominican friar Matthew Martinez OP will be ordained a priest tomorrow (Saturday, August 2nd, 2014) in the Dominican church of Saint Finbar, Diego Martin, Port-of-Spain. Please join with us in praying for Brother Matthew as he a...

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English diocese leads the way with ambitious framework for vocations
Recently, the English Roman Catholic diocese of Lancaster published a Diocesan Vocations Framework. It may not be that newsworthy to many, but to my mind, it is the most comprehensive attempt by a diocese in England or Ireland to describe in detail how that...
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