Domincian nuns

Graduation

For the past five years Sr Niamh and Sr M Teresa have participated in the distance learning programme from Maryvale University, Birmingham.  They have been studying theology very diligently while participating fully in our daily contemplative life.  So our whole community rejoiced with them when they recently graduated with first class honours in Bachelor of Divinity.  Here they are shown with their certificates which they received in the post as they did not go to Maryvale for the Graduation Ceremony on the 21st November –   Instead we  had our own community celebration!

Dobby one of our cats looks on approvingly from the roof top while the photo was being taken!

Study is an essential element in the life of Dominican Nuns – Our Constitutions encourage “a methodical study of sacred truth, according to the capacity of the individual, as a fruitful preparation for lectio divina and an aid to human maturity” – study also “nourishes contemplation” and helps us live our life with a more “enlightened fidelity”.

Being able to participate in a distance learning course is a greatly appreciated by us contemplatives who observe the law of enclosure. The sisters have found this study very beneficial. Maryvale also offer short courses for those who find 5 years too intimidating. www.maryvale.ac.uk

Distance learning Theology courses are also on offer from our Irish Dominicans www.prioryinstitute.com

Vocation Discernment Weekend

Please feel free to download this poster and spread it around (pdf file available here).

Pilgrim Rosary – Dominican Nuns celebrate the Jubilee

What is the Pilgrim Rosary:On the opening day of the Jubilee, the Master of the Order blessed a number of “pilgrim rosaries” (which had been made by Nuns in different monasteries around the world) that were then sent to each Dominican monastery in the world. These are a symbol of communion for the entire Dominican family in prayer. Also, the schedule of the Jubilee gives two days at each monastery to invite the local Dominican Family it to pray the Holy Rosary, so we form a continuous chain of prayer throughout the Jubilee Year (7 Nov 2015 – 21 Jan 2017). The monastery becomes, during those 48 hours, the centre of the Dominican worldwide Rosary.The Pilgrim Rosary in Drogheda:The days assigned to our monastery are Monday the 5th and Tuesday the 6th of September. As part of our celebration of the Pilgrim Rosary we are having special Rosary Holy Hours over three days: ·        Sunday 4th, 7.30p.m. – 8.30p.m: Holy Hour – Healing Service (Followed by Compline)·        Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th , 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m: Meditative Rosary, with Reflections (Followed by Vespers).Poster available for download, here.