The newly ordained deacons, Brs Matthew Martinez OP, Luuk Jansen OP and Colm Mannion OP with Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin.
The Irish Dominican friars rejoiced today as three of their brothers were ordained to the diaconate in Saint Saviour's Dominican church, Dominick Street in Dublin. The ordaining prelate was Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin.
Our brothers were joined by many friars of the province, families and friends, representatives of the Dominican family in Ireland and local parishioners from the Dominick Street area to witness the joyful liturgy of ordination.
The three brothers, Matthew Martinez OP from Trinidad, Colm Mannion OP from County Offaly and Luuk Jansen who is originally from the Netherlands joined the Order together in 2007. The ordination ceremony to the diaconate today is another step on the road to priesthood.
Please join with us in praying for our brothers in their new ministry of service and for all our brothers who are on the path to priesthood in the Order.
Below are some images from the ordination ceremony. Please click them to enlarge. Media are welcome to use them as long as they credit Irish Dominican Vocations blog.