Friday, May 24, 2013

Dominican news from around the world...............

The friars of the Polish Dominican province recently celebrated the priestly ordination of ten of their brothers in Krakow. There is a strong link between the Irish and Polish Dominicans. Here in Ireland we were particularly happy that four of the brothers who were ordained spent some time in Ireland studying theology in our studium in Dublin. Our congratulations to Fr Arnold Pawlina, Fr Lukas Detmar, Fr Wiktor Komarnicki and Fr Rafal Wedzicki and the six other brothers. May they have a happy and fruitful ministry in the years ahead.

The Eastern province of the Dominican friars in the United States celebrated the priestly ordination of six of their brothers today, May 24th, 2013 - which is also the feast of the translation of the relics of Saint Dominic. This province, under the patronage of Saint Joseph, is extremely successful in attracting vocations. Irish Dominican Vocations sends prayers and best wishes to the newly ordained and to the Saint Joseph province.
On May 18th last, the Dominican province of the Assumption (Australia) had three of their brothers ordained to the diaconate in Camberwell. The ordaining prelate was the archbishop of Parramata, Anthony Fisher OP. The Irish Dominicans have very strong ties with the Australian province - Irish Dominican friars were responsible in part for the creation of the province of the Assumption. Many Irish Dominicans have served in Australia over the years. Again, our heartfelt best wishes to the newly ordained deacons.
At the end of April, the Dominican province of the Philippines celebrated the solemn profession of three of their brothers. Congratulations!

Please continue to pray for vocations to the Order - and especially to the Irish Dominican friars.

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