"Irish religious congregations had a boost last weekend, with the profession of two Dominican sisters and the ordination of a Carmelite priest and a Sacred Heart deacon.
|Sr Sabine making profession in the hands of Sr Helen Mary Harmey, |
Congregation Prioress of the Dominican Sisters, Cabra, Dublin
Photo from Irish Catholic
|Sr Cathy Howard seen here making her First Profession with |
the Dominican nuns in Drogheda, Co. Louth before Sr Mary Breda Carroll, Prioress
Picture - The Irish Catholic
A member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Br Ultan Naughton SSCC, was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Ray Field, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin, in the Church of St Peter the Apostle in Neilstown, Dublin 22. Bishop Brendan Comiskey presided and the concelebrants included Fr John Dunphy and Fr Abraham Pathackal PP and PC for the Rowlagh Neilstown parishes, along with a number of the members of Rev. Ultan's religious community. Rev. Ultan is presently completing his studies at St Patricks College, Maynooth while working in Neilstown parish on a pastoral experience for the last number of months.
Fr David Twohig, a Carmelite from Dublin was ordained in the Whitefriar St Church in Dublin on Saturday. He originally studied Architectural Technology in Waterford and worked in architecture for a time before joining the Carmelites in 2004. He completed his philosophical and theological studies in the Milltown Institute and is now based in Whitefriar St parish. For some time, he has been involved in Carmelite youth and young adult ministry, both nationally and internationally, and spoke at the International Eucharistic Congress last year on the theme of Youth Ministry.