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The noviciate offers a place where entrants can begin to make the Dominican way of life their own supported by the guidance of a Novice Master and a community shaped for this purpose. Although someone who joins the Order does not immediately take vows, they live as though they had done so, practising voluntary poverty, chastity, and obedience.

As members of the community they share in its prayer life through the Divine Office and daily Mass; they take their turn in cooking, and are given different house jobs to do. There are various classes which help novices to understand the Dominican charism and mission, our history, spirituality, and the constitutions which structure our common life, as well as classes on the wider life of the Church. There may be visits to schools and parishes to talk about our way of life with others. There is time to reflect and to grow in personal prayer.

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  • Gilda Darlas

    says on:
    September 3, 2020 at 6:32 AM

    To whom it may concern,
    I am writing to you because I am looking to enter into a life in a monastery in order to dedicate my life to God after a deep and long process of conversion and discernment. After long research, I found your community and order which seems to be the one I was looking for. I would like to have the opportunity to know you and for your community to know me, in order to find out if this is the place for me and I am the right person for your community. I hope to hear from you soon.
    Kind Regards.
    Gilda Darlas

    • Bruno Clifton

      says on:
      November 9, 2020 at 11:15 AM

      Dear Gilda,

      Thank you for your message – sorry it has taken me a time to get to it. I was not sure from your name what your gender is – if you could let me know I’ll make sure your enquiry gets to the appropriate brother/sister.

      With prayers,

      Fr Dominic

  • Katrine Pollard

    says on:
    November 27, 2020 at 6:58 PM

    I would like to thank the Dominican community for delivering our faith through prayer, radio and newsletters. GOD BLESS YOU ALL KATRINE X

    • Bruno Clifton

      says on:
      November 30, 2020 at 8:10 PM

      Thank you, Katrine! God bless you too.

      Fr Dominic

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