Monday, November 26, 2012

Vocations prayer initiative in Newbridge

Local people taking vocation prayer cards after the icon of Saint Dominic arrived at the Dominican church in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

The ongoing prayer initiative for Dominican vocations continues its tour throughout Ireland. Having been promoted for the past four weeks in the Dominican parish of Saint Aengus in Tallaght, Co Dublin, the initiative arrived in the Dominican church of Saint Eustace in Newbridge, Co Kildare this past weekend (November 24-5). 

Using the specially commissioned icon of Saint Dominic as a focal point, the prayer initiative is designed to increase an awareness about the Dominican vocation and to broaden the base of the number of people praying for vocations to the friars, sisters, nuns and lay Dominicans in Ireland. People who frequent our church in Newbridge will be invited over the next number of weeks to pray especially for this intention. The Irish Dominicans are very fortunate to have many groups throughout Ireland who pray for vocations to the Order on a regular basis. We are deeply indebted to them.

The vocations prayer initiative has been warmly received around the country and Newbridge was no exception. It was a very uplifting experience to meet people who expressed enthusiasm for the project and an assurance that they are taking up the challenge to pray. 

A special word of thanks to the prior and community at the Dominican community in Newbridge for facilitating the prayer initiative and for the warm welcome.

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