Thursday, January 28, 2010

Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas

The solemn blessing at the end of Mass (above)
The friars gathered to liturgically celebrate the feast of St Thomas Aquinas

Today, January 28th is the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas. The brothers of the formation communities (our students and novices) came together to the house of formation of the studentate in Saint Saviour's, Dublin (pictured above) to celebrate the feast. The regent of studies of the Irish Province, fr John Harris, was the main celebrant and homilist of the eucharistic celebration in honour of the great feast. In his homily, fr. John spoke of the role study plays in the religious formation of preachers and teachers in the thought of St. Thomas. If they are to be the salt of the earth and light to the world, it is through study of the sacred sciences that the salt is kept dry and the light kept shining.
The brothers in formation were joined by members the teaching staff of the Dominicans in Ireland (the coetus lectorum) and also by the Provincial, fr Pat Lucey.

A number of other events were planned for the brethren in formation throughout the day to coincide with the feast of Aquinas.
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