Monday, October 29, 2012

Vocation prayer initiative arrives in Tallaght

 Parishioners of the Dominican parish of Saint Aengus in Tallaght, Co Dublin with the icon of Saint Dominic.

The prayer initiative for Dominican vocations continues its journey to the various Dominican churches and centres throughout Ireland. The initiative, which uses the specially commissioned icon of Saint Dominic as a focus and invitation to pray, arrived in the Dominican parish of Saint Aengus in Tallaght this past weekend. It had previously been in our Dominican church of Saint Mary's, Pope's Quay in Cork for the past six weeks.

The invitation to people to pray for vocations to the Order has been very well received. The feedback from the communities that have received the icon and those who have taken up the invitation to pray means that the original objective of broadening the already wide base of prayer for Dominican vocations is being met.

The icon will now remain in the parish of Saint Aengus for one month before moving to the Dominican church in Newbridge, Co Kildare at the end of November.

Prayer for Dominican Vocations

Lord Jesus,
as you one called Saint Dominic to preach the Gospel,
so now send new preachers into your harvest.

Give them courage, wisdom and grace to make them witnesses of your death, resurrection and return in glory.

Through the intercession of Mary, patroness of the Order, may the bring true faith
and light to brighten the darkness.

You who live forever.


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