Friday, January 19, 2018

A Great Report from Irish TV on the Dominicans

The Irish national television network RTÉ posted to their website a few days ago an edition of the program Nationwide which takes a really positive and sympathetic look at the life and vocation of the Dominican friars. Dominican vocations are on the increase in Ireland; it is particularly interesting to note how many of these fellows came into the Order after some time in the world in various professions. One of the Fathers interviewed here, Philip Mulryne, spent some time with the powerhouse English soccer club Manchester United; his entry into the Order in 2009, and his priestly ordination last year in July, made the national news in his country. Another of the Fathers, who now does media work for the Province, was raised in the Netherlands without religion at all, and discovered the Faith, and then later his religious vocation, while visiting Ireland during his engineering studies. We also see a bit of the famous Dominican Salve Regina procession. Definitely something to lift the spirits on a grey January day. (h/t to Fr Lew.)

Here is the link to the video, which can’t be embedded; I found that it would play on Edge, but not on Chrome, so you may also find that it works better on one browser than another.

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