Monday, September 14, 2009

Reception of Novices. Saint Mary's Priory, Cork. September 14, 2009

The friars of the Irish Dominican province joyfully celebrated the reception of thirteen new novices at a ceremony in the beautiful priory church of Saint Mary's, Popes Quay today. It goes without saying that this is a very happy and significant day for the Dominicans in Ireland.

The novices are Brothers Stephen Bartolome Cummins (Cork), Gary Mannes Burns (Sligo), David Joseph McGovern (Louth), Damian Pius Polly (Dublin), Ronan Bernard Connolly (Kildare), James John Cassidy (Antrim), Patrick Stephen Desmond (Cork), Stephen Jordan Jones (Trinidad), Darragh Ambrose McNally (Wicklow), Conor Benedict McDonough (Galway), Sean Augustine Oberc (Detroit, Michigan USA and Kilkenny), Stephen Johannes Hackett (Cork) and Eoin Mary Casey (Laois).

These men now begin their novitiate year - a year dedicated to living Dominican life with a special emphasis on the spirituality of the Order. Irish Dominican Vocations wishes the new novices every blessing in the year ahead and asks regular readers of this blog to pray for these men as they continue discerning their call in the Order.

Below are images from the clothing ceremony.


Maureen said...

Thrilled to see all the photos! Thanks for making it possible.
Maureen Oberc

jp said...

Great to see my brother-in-law start out in the church. Couldn't be there so thanks for putting the snaps up here. Thanks for seeing him through to this Gerard.


fr. Dominicus said...

Great to see another Mannes in the Order. There have been many memorable Mannes's in the Irish Province-particularly Fr Mannes Cussen who was Provincial of Ireland and later on Australia.

Fr.Mannes OP


dk pintar said...

being referred here by another web-site, i was surprised to see one of the novices was from detroit, michigan USA. i was raised and educated there before emmigrating to the UK. I shall pray for all of the novices.

KonaCoffee said...

Greetings from Holy Name Province in California, USA! The news about your Novitiate Class is wonderful! Congratulations and prayerful best wishes to the novices and all of the Friars of the Province of Ireland.

lthespa said...

Great to see the novitiates in Tralee for the Our Lady of Fatima Novena May 2010.Aren't they great.Our prayers and best wishes are with them.Fr John Walsh was with us for the novena. His profound nightly themes and his homely words has us all invigorated.Thank you,Fr John(You will have to tell the mother)The Prior Fr Joe Bulman had the church,Holycross, in a heavenly state with lots of candles and flowers.Thanks Fr Joe,and as I have the opportunity,I sincerely thank all the Tralee Doms priests for living the Dominican life and supporting us down through the years.