Friday, November 7, 2008

Vocations Weekends

Part of the ongoing process of introducing candidates to the Order is through the hosting of vocations weekends when men join one of our communities for a weekend to sample our way of life. They join in the liturgy, work, prayer and recreation of the community and also get an opportunity to meet with our younger and not so young friars to gain an insight into the experience of Dominican life.

The Dominican community at Saint Saviour's, Dublin is hosting their second such weekend in a short time this weekend. We very much look forward to meeting with and sharing our life with those men who are currently expressing an interest in the Order. The St. Saviour's community over the past few weeks have also hosted other visitors who wish to know more about the Order.

Because of the pressure of space for accomodation in our studentate community at present, it is likely that there will be many such live-in 'vocation weekends' over the next number of months. As always, I ask your prayers for those who are discerning the call to the Dominican way of life at this time.

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