Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eleven Dominicans make First Profession - Saint Mary's, Cork September 15th 2010

Back left to right: Brothers Damian Polly OP, Patrick Desmond OP, Ronan Connolly OP, Gary Burns OP, Daragh McNally OP, James Cassidy OP.
Front left to right: Brothers Stephen Hackett OP, Eoin Casey OP, David McGovern OP, Stephen Jones OP, Conor McDonough OP

The Irish Dominicans joyfully celebrated the first profession of eleven brothers of the province who have just completed their novitiate year. The event took place during the celebration of the Eucharist at Saint Mary's priory church at Pope's Quay in Cork. The eleven brothers made profession in the hands of the prior of the novitiate community, Fr Edward Conway OP. A large number of Dominican friars gathered to celebrate the event along with the families and friends of the newly professed brethren. Having completed the novitiate and made profession, these eleven brothers will now move to the student house of the Irish Dominican province at Saint Saviour's, Dublin. Please keep these young Dominican friars in your prayers and those who will accompany them through their formation. Below is a selection of images from the memorable and historic event for the Irish Dominican friars.

Gary Burns OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP

David McGovern OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP

Damian Polly OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP

Ronan Connolly OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP

James Cassidy OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP

Patrick Desmond OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP

Daragh McNally OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP

Stephen Hackett OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP

Conor McDonough OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP

Stephen Jones OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP
Eoin Casey OP makes profession in the hands of the prior, fr Edward Conway OP

The brothers seeking the mercy of God and the Order prior to making profession
The traditional blessing of the scapulars after the rite of profession
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