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Family Vocations Day

  5th April 2014 – the day is almost here!  Not to be missed!!!  As you see, we are hosting our 6th Annual Family Vocations Day – in St Saviour’s, Dublin.   It promises to be a great day, with plenty of opportunity to meet with members of the four branches of the Dominican Family – Lay Dominicans; Apostolic Sisters; Friars and Contemplative Nuns. The day will begin with an introductory presentation on Discernment, which always strikes a chord in the hearts of those who attend – even those of us who have already taken that step and embraced the OPs.There follow vocation stories from four people – each representing a different ‘branch’ of the family.  And being hosted so graciously by our beloved brethren, whose home we will be invading for the day – we get to meet some of the community and chat informally with them. Have you ever had questions that you never had the courage to ask religious?Have you ever had ‘niggles’ – maybe your faith is prompting you to explore an alternative expression?What is religious life and what is so special about the Dominicans? TRUTH – VERITAS is a motto of our Order. Why not think again?  Maybe we can help you in your discernment. You may never know unless you take the plunge! Contact Sr Niamh OP for more details.at: opfamily.vocationsday@gmail.com or phone (041) 98-38-524

Discernment Weekend

Below is an attractive (!) poster for our up-coming Discernment Weekend – 14 – 16th March, for anyone who might be wondering about where (or if?) they are being ‘called.’

April 5th is fast approaching!

To anyone interested in exploring the possibility of a Dominican Vocation ..whether to our Brothers, our apostolic Sisters, our Lay Dominican brothers and sisters, or ourselves the nuns …Doesn’t it look interesting?  Who are these people?  What do they do?  What is so attractive about being a Dominican?  And what does OP stand for?  Did you know the Dominican Family is as expansive as it is?Why not consider having your questions answered, by coming along to the day and meeting some of us?Do be sure to get in touch beforehand, as places are limited, and we can get to know you a little before you come.

By |February 18th, 2014|Vocations|0 Comments

A Retreat Day for Young Women (18+)

‘LORD, ARE YOU CALLING ME?’ Witnesses from the SistersTalks on Religious LifeMassEucharistic AdorationPrayer TimeQuestion & AnswerFood & Fellowship  9:30 am – 7:00 pmSaturday 1st March 2014at  SIENA MONASTERYThe Twenties, Drogheda Led by Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal andDominican Nuns of Siena Monastery To book a place on the Retreat, please e-mail Sr Niamh orphone Franciscan Sisters on 041- 98 30 441 Limited overnight accommodation available at Siena Monastery, for Friday and Saturday nights.  To enquire about availability, please e-mail Sr Niamh 

Dominican Family Vocations Day – Update

The Dominican Family Vocations Day will take place in just two weeks. There has already been a great deal of interest in this informative event (which takes place on Saturday, March 2nd) and, since places are limited, I would ask young women interested in attending to contact me at maireadop@eircom.net as soon as possible.To view/download poster in .pdf format, click here.

By |February 16th, 2013|Vocations|0 Comments

Dominican Family Vocations Day 2013

Young women interested in attending this informative event (Saturday, March 2nd) are very welcome to contact me at maireadop@eircom.net as soon as possible.Participants will have an opportunity to hear vocation stories from a member of each of the four branches – a friar, lay Dominican, apostolic sister and contemplative nun.As prayer is central to this day, we will pray Lauds/Morning Prayer together shortly after arriving and we will have the celebration of the Eucharist before we leave.To view/download poster in .pdf format, click here.

Vocation Weekends 2013

       Single young women attracted to our Dominican Contemplative way of life are very welcome to attend any of the following vocation weekends in 2103  15 – 17 February8 – 10 March26 – 28 April17 – 19 May13 – 15 September25 – 27 October or at other times by arrangement Please contact Sr Mairead OPMonastery of St Catherine of SienaThe Twenties, Drogheda, Co Louthemail: siena3@eircom.net  

Dominican Family Vocations Day – March 24th 2012

Young women interested in attending this informative event are very welcome to contact me at maireadop@eircom.net as soon as possible.Participants will have an opportunity to hear vocation stories from a member of each of the four branches – a friar, lay Dominican, apostolic sister and contemplative nun.As prayer is central to this day, we will pray Lauds/Morning Prayer together shortly after arriving and we will have the celebration of the Eucharist before we leave.More information about this day is available from the Friars Vocations Blog here.To view/download poster in .pdf format, click here.

Dominican Family Vocations Day – March 26th, 2011

Young women interested in attending this informative event are very welcome to contact me at siena3@eircom.net as soon as possible.Participants will have an opportunity to hear vocation stories from a member of each of the four branches – a friar, lay Dominican, apostolic sister and contemplative nun.As prayer is central to this day, we will pray Lauds/Morning Prayer together shortly after arriving and we will have the celebration of the Eucharist before we leave.More information about this day is available from the Friars Vocations Blog hereTo view/download poster click here.

Monastery Open Days

We plan to hold a few open days during the coming months. Please click on the Poster below view a larger version.