Sunday, March 3, 2013

Vocations prayer initiative reaches Waterford

 Visitors to Saint Saviour's Church, Bridge Street, Waterford with the icon of Saint Dominic today.

Our ongoing prayer initiative for Dominican vocations using the specially commissioned icon of Saint Dominic moved to Waterford this weekend. The Dominican community at Saint Saviour's priory, Bridge Street in Waterford city will now keep the icon as a focus of prayer for the next month or so in their church.

The vocations director preached at all of the Sunday masses in Saint Saviour's this weekend and encouraged the large crowds attending to take up the invitation and challenge to pray for vocations to the Dominican way of life. Many people commented on the initiative favourably and indicated that there is already a long history of prayer for vocations to the Order in this Waterford church.

One of the purposes of this ongoing prayer initiative for vocations is to broaden the base of prayer for vocations. It is clear from this visit to Waterford this weekend that this invitation is being taken up by many more people. This is very heartening indeed.

In early April, the icon and the prayer campaign will move to the nearby Saint Saviour's parish church in the Waterford suburb of Ballybeg which is under the care of the Dominican friars.

A sincere thanks to all for the warm welcome to Waterford!

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