Dominican Connect: News from the Irish Dominicans
October 9, 2012
The Dominican friars of the Irish Province have recently announced the publication of Dominican Connect, a new monthly printed newsletter of the Irish Dominican friars’ vocations office. Dominican Connect aims to help all who attend their local parish to connect with the Irish Dominican Province: with the news, the upcoming events, and with the people and institutions in the special “featuring” section on the back page. Although all the news and events are accessible online, Dominican Connect was started to make connecting with the Irish Dominicans as easy as picking it up after Mass on Sunday. It is available in all of the Irish friars’ centers: their priory and parish churches, their retreat centers and educational institutes. It is, of course, available on the Irish friars’ vocations website (www.DominicanFriars.ie) and can be received automatically each month by email. Dominican Connect is meant especially for young men interested in learning more about the Irish Dominicans with a view to entering the novitiate and will assist their connecting with Province even before contacting the vocations office. Like our own Province of St. Joseph, the Irish Dominican friars have experienced a significant upsurge in vocations interest and indeed in men entering the novitiate these last ten years, with twenty-two brothers in formation for the Province at present. No other diocese or religious order in Ireland has a similar number of young men entering. You can go online to see the September and October issues of Dominican Connect.