Br Ronan O Dubhghaill, Br Philip Mulryne, Fr Stephen Hutchinson OP (novice master), Br Jesse Maingot, Br Adam Conroy and Br Matthew Farrell - after the five novices were clothed in the habit of the Dominican Order and began their novitiate in Cork
September 14th is the feast of the Triumph of the Cross and is also the feast day of the Irish Dominican province. It is also the day when traditionally new novices are accepted into the Order.
In keeping with that tradition, today in Saint Mary's Priory, Pope's Quay, Cork - five men were clothed in the habit of the Dominican Order and officially began their year long novitiate. The five new novices are Matthew Farrell from Daingean in Co Offaly, Philip Mulryne from Belfast, Co Antrim, Jesse Maingot from Trinidad, Ronan O Dubhghaill from Gorey, Co Wexford and Adam Conroy from Kilcullen, Co Kildare.
The brothers were received into the Order during the conventual Mass in St Mary's priory church today at which the prior provincial of the Irish Dominican friars presided. He warmly welcomed the new novices and asked that for prayers for their perseverance.
This is a very happy day for the brothers of the Irish Dominican province and we are very conscious that we have been greatly blessed by God during these past nuumber of years with a consistent intake of vocations.
Below are some images of the clothing ceremony today. Click on the images to enlarge.
The five novices to be prostrate themselves before the prior provincial seeking the mercy of God and of the Order
The prior provincial fr Gregory Carroll OP preaches the homily
Br Matthew Farrell is clothed in the habit of the Order
Br Philip Mulryne is greeted by the prior provincial fr Gregory Carroll OP
Br Jesse Maingot is welcomed by the prior provincial
Br Ronan O Dubhghaill is clothed in the Dominican habit by the prior provincial
Br Adam Conroy, who is the youngest novice of the group is greeted by fr Gregory Carroll OP, prior provincial
The newly clothed novices
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