The Irish Dominicans received five young men into their novitiate during a ceremony on 14th September.
The men, four from Ireland and one from Trinidad, were clothed with the habit of the Dominican Order as part of their entry to the novitiate.
Rónán Ó Dubhghaill from Gorey in Co Wexford. Philip Mulryne from Belfast, Jesse Maingot from the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Adam Conroy from Kilcullen in Co Kildare and Matthew Farrell from Daingean in Co Offaly (pictured above left to right, along with the novice master Fr Stephen Hutchinson OP) were all received by the new provincial of the Irish Dominicans, Fr Gregory Carroll OP.
The five new Dominican brothers have now begun their novitiate year during which time they will live in the Dominican community of St Mary's, Cork, and learn the ways of the Order, its laws, customs, history and traditions.
The new novices joined Cork man Br Paul Delaney who entered the novitiate earlier in 2012 and together they make a total of six novices in Cork at present.
Please pray for our twenty two brothers in formation, for those who are considering whether to join us, and for all the friars who assist them.
Video of reception of novices and first professions the following day:
further pictures of the ceremony can be seen on the vocations blog: http://irishdominicanvocations.blogspot.ie/2012/09/five-novices-join-irish-dominican-friars.html