We are very sorry for neglecting this blog in recent weeks. We had been busy preparing our Dominican Family Calendar for 2010 – which will be available in our Dominican priories throughout Ireland.

In addition the vocation promoters of the Dominican Family Ireland (friars, sisters, nuns and lay) have been meeting here, in our monastery, to plan a joint vocations event next Spring. The date chosen is the 20th March – the venue (in Dublin) will be confirmed later.

Mid October we hosted a vocations weekend here in our monastery – which proved to be very helpful to those who attended. These weekends at regular intervals throughout the year are informative and informal in nature – some talks on our monastic contemplative life with time for questions, opportunity to participate in the celebration of the Liturgy and Eucharistic Adoration, time for personal prayer, reading and reflection. Meeting the young sisters and sharing vocation stories are always a welcome part of the weekend.

Our next weekend is scheduled for November 20th – 22nd.