Monday, June 30, 2008

Today, I joined the Dominican nuns at Siena monastery, Drogheda, Co. Louth for the first profession of Sr Teresa Dunphy OP. Sr Teresa, from Co Laois, joined the monastery over two years ago and has completed her novitiate. In making profession, she makes a three year commitment to life as a Dominican nun. Of course, simple profession is made with a view to making a lifelong commitment (called solemn profession or final vows) in the near future.
Sr Teresa is the second novice at the only enclosed monastery of Dominican nuns in Ireland to make temporary profession in the past twelve months (Sr Niamh made profession last year).

This event is a cause of great joy for the Domincan family in Ireland, and is a sign that the Dominican vocation to preach in the contemplative way is as necessary now as it always has been. And a good day for the Dominicans of Co. Laois as well!

1 comment:

Thomas McCarthy said...

Thanks Gerard for posting this Siena Monastery story. Prayers will, I am sure, accompany the initial stages of Sister Teresa's path as a professed Dominican disciple. May the Lord who has begun this good work in her enable it to come to complete fruitfulness.