On Saturday last we had the great pleasure of a surprise visit from 12 of the 13 Dominican novices from Pope’s Quay Priory, Cork, with their novice master Fr Philip McShane OP. Unfortunately Br Conor had another engagement and was unable to come. Over the past year or two we had met most of these young men when Fr Gerard Dunne, vocations director, brought them to visit us during their vocation discernment weekends. Indeed we have been remembering them all in prayer – so it was wonderful to meet them all again, clothed the the Dominican habit – now we are able to put names on faces and no doubt will double our prayer for them!
At the end of the afternoon they joined us in praying Vespers.