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Below you will find our most recent News & Events Blog Posts.

Vessel of Colour used in our recent Congregation Gathering

August 1, 2023|

The Vessel and its Gift of Colour Some gatherings are more joyous than others and lately our Dominican gathering was a remarkably hopeful and challenging experience where our hearts expanded, giving us a greater appreciation of who we have become as [...]

Book launch of “My Life in Brazil” by Sr. Padraigín McKenna OP

January 23, 2023|

The community in Taylors Hill, Galway held a community book launch of Sr Padraigin’s newly published book on Tuesday 10th January  “My life in Brazil”. This is a personal journey of missionary life vividly told through a mosaic of short [...]

Celebrating the Month of Creation in Galway

October 6, 2021|

The Sisters in our community in Galway celebrating the close of the celebration of the month of Creation in September 2021. Their Sharing on the Creation Table began with contributions from everyone in the Community. The Dawn Chorus brought joy [...]


July 3, 2021|

  DOMINIC’S CONVERSATION WITH THE CATHAR INNKEEPER   Maeve Mc Mahon O.P. ‘DISPUTATIO’ Dominic didn’t say, “You’re wrong! You’re wrong!” Arguing with the innkeeper all night long. He searched for the truth, engaged in disputation, showed him the beauty of God’s [...]

Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare – A New Hymn by Sr. Columbia Fernandez OP

July 2, 2021|

We are delighted to share Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare a new hymn by Sr. Columbia OP (Port Elizabeth SA) to commemorate our Holy Father St. Dominic during this Jubilee Year. Music & Lyrica available here LAUDARE, BENEDICERE, PRAEDICARE

Link to Requiem Mass for Sr. Patricia Mc Grath O.P. Iona House, Fortwilliam Park, Belfast.

July 1, 2021|

Requiem Mass for Sr. Patricia Mc Grath O.P. Iona House, Fortwilliam Park, Belfast. 30th June 2021 https://youtu.be/2UhZM4jq4VA

Guided Tour of the Convento Bom Sucesso, Lisbon Aired on RTP2 Monday 20th July 2020

July 22, 2020|

We are delighted to share the link to a guided tour of the Convent Bom Sucesso, Belém, Lisbon. The program was aired on the Portuguese national TV station RTP2 about Bom Sucesso,  https://www.rtp.pt/play/p7378/e484388/visita-guiada    

Sister Eileen O’ Connell OP shared her Vocation story with Vocations Ireland

May 1, 2020|

Sister Eileen O’ Connell OP shared her Vocation story with Vocations Ireland, to celebrate World Day Prayer for Vocations Sr Eileen O'Connell OP, shares her vocation journey with us. - Vocations Ireland  (Part1) Sr Eileen O'Connell OP shares her vocation [...]

We assist all who ask us’ say Vocations Ireland

April 30, 2020|

Vocations Ireland Executive Heroic Callings during Troubled Times Vocations Ireland is an association of vocation directors from religious orders, congregation and societies which provides training in ethical decision-making and assessment of candidates for religious life and priesthood. Over the last [...]

Brief resumé of our presence in Argentina 1968-2020

February 16, 2020|

Brief resumé of our presence in Argentina 1968-2020   In 1968 a trio of Sisters left Galway, Ireland to begin a mission in Argentina, invited by the St. Joseph Society to take over the Keating Institute in the Once area of [...]

Sr. Máire Kealy OP – Dominican Education in Ballyfermot 1953-1978 and later.

December 4, 2019|

I would like to congratulate Sr Máire on her wonderful documentation of the social history of Ballyfermot and the impact that Dominican Education had on the lives of the young women with the provision of educational facilities. She certainly captures [...]

Link to the John Bowman broadcast (Sunday 21st July 2019) archival interviews of our Sister Margaret Mac Curtain OP (Sr Ben)

July 22, 2019|

Click below to listen to the John Bowman broadcast (Sunday 21st July 2019) archival interviews of our Sister Margaret Mac Curtain OP (Sr Ben) Congratulations Margaret on your life long commitment as a Dominican and inspiration to many! https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/11065888

Convento de Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso, Lisbon 1944 – 2016 – Oral History

July 21, 2019|

Established in 1639 by the Irish Dominican and diplomat, Fr Dominic O’Daly (1595-1662), the Irish Dominican convent of Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso located in the parish of Belém on the outskirts of Lisbon city, holds an important place in [...]

Eucharist celebration and thanksgiving to mark the closing of St. Rose’s Dominican College, Belfast.

June 10, 2019|

Concluding remarks by Sr. Maire McHugh OP, Mission Area Prioress Ireland, at the Thanksgiving Mass to mark the closing of St. Rose’s Dominican College, Belfast.  Ascension Sunday 2nd June 2019, St. Paul's Parish Church, Falls Road, Belfast How often have [...]

Vocation Sunday – Sr. Colette talks about her Vocation Call

May 11, 2019|

We invite you to watch this short video https://drive.google.com/…/1Dqi9K2XokinpYYnHrYUzcFHQk…/view… were  Sr. Colette O.P.  shares her Vocation call. Colette is the director of An Tairseach our Dominican Farm and Ecology Centre, in Wicklow,  https://antairseach.ie We thank Vocations Ireland www.vocationsireland.com for inviting Colette to [...]

Official opening of the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education- Maynooth

March 5, 2019|

Our Sisters were very happy to be part of the official opening on 21st Feb. 2019 of the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education located in The School of Education on the North Campus Maynooth. Formerly known as [...]

Bicentenary Mass celebrating 200 years of Dominican Sisters’ presence in Cabra

February 1, 2019|

On Tuesday 29th January, the Bicentenary Eucharistic celebration took place in the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra West, celebrating the 200 years of Dominican Sisters' presence in Cabra. Click here to read Homily by Fr. Michael O’Grady, (Parish Priest, [...]

Launch of A Luz que no se Apaga by Sister Honor McCabe

October 27, 2017|

On Friday evening 20 October, the beautiful baroque chapel in Bom Sucesso was filled to capacity with teachers, sisters, members of Fundação, parents, staff and guests, all having some connection with the Dominican community resident there until last year. Flowers [...]


March 28, 2017|

REFLECTION Given by: Sr. Christina Greene OP on March 26th 2017 Good afternoon. Welcome to the Sion Hill event of the year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sheila Drum, Principal of Dominican College, all the staff [...]

Launch of Prayer Book in Dominican College, Portstewart, 13th February, 2017

February 20, 2017|

On Monday 13th February, Sr Lucina Montague greeted Dominican staff as they gathered to celebrate the launch of the 2017 centenary prayer book. She spoke of her arrival in Portstewart in 1962 and the appropriateness and relevance of the date [...]

Homily at 60th Anniversary Mass, St. Dominic’s College Ballyfermot

February 8, 2017|

Homily at 60th Anniversary Mass  St. Dominic’s College Ballyfermot As a past pupil, current teacher in St Dominic’s and fellow Dominican Associate I have had the unique opportunity to see the school from different points of view. I was once [...]

“Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”

February 3, 2017|

Pope Francis has written a letter to young people as the Church prepares for a Synod of Bishops on the theme: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”. The Pope’s letter was published on Friday 13 January, ahead of a [...]

Reflection by Sr. Helen Mary Harmey on Congregation Day 7th August

August 10, 2015|

Evening Prayer Congregation Day 7 August 2015                          Mt. 16:24-28 “Jesus said to his disciples, if anyone wishes to be a follower of mine, let them renounce themselves and [...]

Pope Francis’ climate change encyclical

June 25, 2015|

Pope Francis’ first encyclical “Laudato Si: On the Care of our Common Home” is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology’, connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people. Only by radically ‘reshaping [...]

Restorative Practices – a Way forward in Education by Sr. Liz Smyth OP

June 8, 2015|

In this article I wish to reflect on how the use of Restorative Practice in our daily lives as Dominican Educators can build right relationships and answer a need in society today to Respect, Understand, Include all by building Positive [...]

Srs Maureen MacMahon and Edel Murphy on Froebel education in Ireland

June 5, 2015|

Sr Maureen MacMahon OP looks back on beginnings of Froebel education in Ireland On Monday morning in September 1943 four of us; Frances Lodge, Ann Fitzgerald, Sr. Dorothea O.P. and myself, (Sr. Grignion, now Sr. Maureen O.P.) sat down in a [...]

Sr. Eileen O’Connell shares her story on her Dominican Vocation

May 14, 2015|

On 29 April in St Dominic’s Parish, Tallaght, Sr. Eileen O'Connell spoke about her Dominican Vocation Thank you Fr Larry for inviting me. I’m very glad to be here celebrating the Feast of St. Catherine with you. I am also [...]

Inspirational life that changed girls at Muckross forever

February 20, 2015|

Below is article from The Irish Times by Breda O'Brien on Sr. Barnabas Kett OP who died on 1st February 2015. Here’s a thought experiment. Imagine that you worked closely with thousands of people, and your phenomenal memory allowed you not [...]

Sr. Maeve McMahon speaks about her work in JUST (Jesuit University Support and Training Centre

January 20, 2015|

The Jesuit University Support and Training centre in Ballymun or JUST as it is more widely known was recently visited by six executives from the Higher Education Authority.  Invited by the Director of the Centre, Dr Kevin O’Higgins, following the [...]

Sr. Veronica McCabe OP speaks of her work in the community in Cherry Orchard

January 15, 2015|

Many Dominican Sisters work in pastoral care in the community.  Sr Veronica McCabe OP is one such Sister working in Cherry Orchard. Sr Veronica has worked in the Cherry Orchard locality for over 4 years.  She believes that having a [...]

Sr. Fionnula Quinn OP appointed International Co-ordinator of Contemplative Outreach

September 3, 2014|

  Sr Fionnuala Quinn OP has been appointed the next International Co-ordinator of Contemplative Outreach, an organization started thirty years ago by Cistercian Thomas Keating, presenting Centering Prayer. It is a  community with an expanding vision and deepening practice, serving [...]

Region of South Africa 150 Year Celebration Day 2

September 4, 2013|

Day 2 of the 150 celebration of the coming of the Cabra Dominican sisters to Capetown was celebrated with a mass of Thanksgiving. The celebrant was Monsignor Clifford Stokes assisted by Fr Hugh O'Connor. Fr Hugh welcomed everyone, reminding us [...]


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