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“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

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  • Come and See Weekends

    'Come and See' Weekends are a great opportunity to get a feel for what the Dominicans are about, how we live our lives, how we pray, and why each of us joined the Order of Preachers. It is a great opportunity to get a deeper understanding of religious life in general and in particular our way of living it through the charism of our founder, St Dominic. Our next 'Come and See' weekend is in Sydney, NSW: 

    In this Year of Consecrated Life, the Sydney Dominican Priory will be holding a Come and See Discernment Day for young men on April 25th. Join us as we commemorate ANZAC Day with talks on vocational discernment in general, on religious life in all its various flavours, as well as personal testimonies from a Dominican priest and brother. Accommodation is available for those wishing to fly in from interstate. For more information or to register, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

     

    If you are interested in spending a weekend with our communities in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, or Adelaide, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You are most welcome!

     

Our Four New Postulants arrive in Adelaide

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.

 

 

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    Fr. Thomas Azzi is a priest of the Dominican Order. A graduate of the University of Sydney having studied commerce and law, Fr. Thomas joined the Dominican Order in 2007. His formation has seen him assigned to Brisbane, Hong Kong, Adelaide, Melbourne and now Sydney where he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Anthony Fisher in June, 2014. Fr. Thomas is chaplain to the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) as well as Sancta Sophia College, a residential College of the University of Sydney. He is also the Provincial Promoter of Vocations for the Dominicans.

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  • Richard Thirkeld was ordained a priest in France in 1579, and returned to homeland of York, England, soon after to serve as a home missioner. There he was arrested on the eve of the Annunciation in 1538 for the crime of being a priest.He was imprisoned for two months before being brought to court on May 27, 1538 for hearing confessions and bringing lapsed Catholics back to the Church. He was sentenced to death the following day, May 29, was executed in York. He used his short time in jail to minister to the other prisoners, especially those sentenced to death.He was executed secretly because authorities feared that his public execution would have caused a public demonstration.He was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1886.