The thirteen novices who were received into the Saint Joseph Province USA yesterdayThe months of August and September each year are important for the friars of the Dominican provinces throughout the world - as it is during this time that new members are admitted to the Order. Yesterday, the Saint Joseph province of Dominican friars in the USA admitted thirteen men to their novitiate in Cincinatti, Ohio. This province has seen unprecedented growth in vocations in the past few years. I would like to draw readers attention to a very significant reflection on this phenomenon from a blog entry of mine last year http://irishdominicanvocations.blogspot.com/2010/07/dominican-vocations-american.html which contextualises this increase in vocations to the Order. Irish Dominican Vocations sends best wishes to our brothers in the Saint Joseph province and especially to these thirteen men who are embarking on their initial journey to Dominican life.
Meanwhile, please pray for the men who will receive the habit of the Order for the Irish Dominicans on September 14th next in Cork.