Friday, February 18, 2011

Dominican Family Vocations Day - March 26th, 2011

The third annual Dominican family vocations day will take place on Saturday, March 26th, 2011. It will be hosted in the Dominican Resource centre, Navan Road, Dublin 7. This event has grown in popularity over the past three years and is directed towards women and men who have an interest in the vocation of the four branches of the Dominican family - namely the contemplative nuns, the apostolic sisters, the lay Dominicans and the friars of the Order. Participants will have an opportunity to hear a guest speaker situate vocation as it relates to contemporary society and culture, and also those attending will hear from members of each branch of the Dominican family about their life, work, ministry and vocation. Central to the vocations day is prayer (the liturgy of the church - divine office) and the celebration of the eucharist.

A very important aspect of the event is the coming together with other young (and not so young) people who have an interest in the Dominican charism of preaching, along with an opportunity to meet Dominican men and women and share experiences. It is important to book early for this event. You can do so by contacting me


Anonymous said...

Hello Father! :) - Perhaps a strange question but I think an eminently reasonable one, about how much money does it cost to study to become a Dominican?

Gerard Dunne OP said...

Thanks for your comment. Your question is not at all strange. The answer is that it does not cost anyone who joins the Order any money to study to become a Dominican. The Order pays all these costs. Naturally, the money has to come from somewhere, so we rely heavily on the generosity of our benefactors who support the needs of formation. Without their help and prayers, it would not be possible.

Caroline McCamley said...

I pray that your Dominican Family Vocations Day will be a success. I have put post on the St Genesius Blog.