Novena in honour of St Dominic
The Order continues the venerable custom of keeping a novena before great feasts, with one in honour of our holy father beginning 29 July.
“Courage,” the disciples say, “He is calling you!” This joyous message first given to the blind Batimaeus greatly encourages us friars, who ourselves have heard it as we now preach to others. The Lord’s voice is clear and resounds in every human person; he cannot be ignored!
We friars pray your time is well spent reading over what we show you here. May it lead you to consider speaking with one of us soon about your future, on which God’s will has already been stamped. Choose freely what God has chosen for you!
The great courage to be shown as you discern your vocation will be called on every day, but it will be your highest honour and most abundant joy, and so, your salvation for the eternal life.
Fr Paul Rowse, OP
Our Sydney friars are offering a Discernment Day for young men (18-35yo). It's an opportunity to spend a day on the question of coming to a free decision which accords with God's will, and what that decision means for personal fulfilment and the Christian life. There is no charge, and a ligh
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As Lent begins with the imposition of ashes today, we joyfully welcome our four new postulants for 2010 as they begin the first phase of their initial formation. Fr Dominic Murphy, O.P. accompanied the four men, one from Adelaide and three from Sydney, to St Laurence's Priory, North Adelaide, where they will spend a few months under the guiding hand of Br Brendan O'Hearn, O.P. They have been enrolled in first semester courses at the Adelaide College of Divinity before they begin their Novitiate.
Martin Snigg, 36, has spent a number of years in Adelaide as a senior chemistry, middle school science and religion teacher. He was attracted to the Dominican Order through the writings of St Thomas Aquinas, the great doctor and theologian, and also through the Order's teaching and preaching charism.
Eduardo Fernandez, 33, (now Br Jordan) has given up a position in the sales centre for major soft drink company to join the Order. He has also worked in warehouses, computing and IT. Eduardo has a Peruvian mother and Spanish father, much like our own St Martin de Porres.
Kiran Krishna, 29, (Now Br Robert) is in the final stages of finishing his doctoral thesis in philosophy of science, his topic being "Truth in 12th Century Natural Philosophy". His family originally from India, Kiran was baptised in 2002 and admitted to full communion with the Catholic Church in 2003.
Nigel Fam, 22, (Now Br Francis) is a graduate in Electronic Business majoring in multimedia from Macqurie University in Sydney. He was President of the Macquarie Catholic Asian Students Society and, like Kiran, was a member of the Sydney Lay Dominican chapter.
Welcome dear brothers!
Postulants Eduardo Fernandez, Kiran Krishna, Nigel Fam and Martin Snigg
with Vocations Promoter Fr Dominic Murphy, O.P.