800 Years of the Dominican Order in Ireland
This year we are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the presence of Dominican friars in Ireland! Explore our vast collection of books authored by Dominicans and those that provide insights into prominent Dominican figures. Immerse yourself in the diverse perspectives and stories that have greatly influenced the Dominican identity over the centuries. Join us in commemorating this important milestone by discovering these literary treasures that showcase the enduring influence of the Dominican Order.
A Hundred Roads to Here is a book for struggling meditators.
The wish to meditate may be strong and persistent, but there are many impediments. Every meditator knows them. They present themselves in random ways, and this book is for dipping into at random. Though they are numbered, the sections are in no particular order. They are not points to ponder during meditation, because meditation is inner silence. They were written in response to requests from individuals and groups for brief inputs at the beginning of their meditation sessions; they are not meant to lead to further reflection, but to silence, and to the meditative state which is never more than a breath away.
Appearing six times a year, each 72-page issue will offer opportunities for dialogue between the experience and inheritance of Christian faith and the concerns of today’s world, political, economic, artistic and religious. It will help the reader to become familiar with theological and spiritual insights, offering encouragement to live the Christian faith with greater vigour and joy amidst the practical realities of daily life.
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A book to be experienced rather than just read. There is a lesson in every line and the attentive reader will come away not only enlightened, but ultimately transformed.
Go Down to the Potter's House is the story of the first 'Potter' retreat/ workshops developed by Donagh O'Shea some 30 years ago.
These workshops combine meditation and simple meditative work with clay. The aim is to help overcome the effects of centuries of introspection and individualism and to discover in ourselves and in the Gospel a straightforward simplicity.
‘Cleanliness is next to… impossible,’ said the little boy, struggling to remember the maxim. We learn to live with mess, because life is mostly messy, but we need to do so as thoughtfully as we can, with hope and with good grace.
In this book the author tries to gather for the modern reader some of the hard-earned wisdom of Christian writers, and others, who knew tragedy and chaos in their own time, and who can therefore credibly persuade us to go on.
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A Light Undimmed tells the story of one of the oldest Irish convents in the world. Nuns, monks, and friars were expelled from their homes, their property and assets taken over by the State and given to favorites of the monarch.
Some saints attract veneration even during their lifetime, others are more self-effacing: it is as if they hide behind the works they leave behind them and the ideals which they prompted others to follow.
Saint Dominic was one such saint: when he dies in 1221, the order which he established, the Order of Preachers, commonly known as the Dominicans, buried him, sadly and affectionately, and then got on with the job he had given them.
To Praise, To Bless, to Preach shows how Christian faith, in the Domincan tradition, takes flesh; and proposes a dialogue with society in a search where everyone has a stake: the search for meaning and hope.
The last four world - leaders (Masters) of the Dominican Order served throughout the excitements and hesitations of the forty years from the opening of the Second Vatican Council to the start of the twenty - first century.