Monday, November 25, 2013

Vocations prayer initiative moves to Tallaght, Dublin.

The prayer initiative for Dominican vocations using the specially commissioned icon of Saint Dominic has now reached our priory church of Saint Mary, Tallaght, County Dublin (pictured above) since this past weekend. The vocations director preached at all the weekend Masses in the suburban church and introduced the icon and prayer campaign.

The prayer campaign/initiative has now been two years 'on the road' visiting all our Dominican churches and centres throughout Ireland - and will complete the journey by the middle of 2014.

Reaction to this invitation to prayer to those people who attend the Dominican locations throughout Ireland has been very positive and we can happily report that the original objective of broadening the base of the numbers of people praying for vocations to the Dominican Order is being realised beyond our expectations.

The prayer accompanying the icon is below:

Lord Jesus,
as you once 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 they bring true faith and
light to brighten the darkness.

You who live forever.

Amen.
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