The word of God constantly shows us how God challenges those who believe in him “to go forth”. Abraham received the call to set out for a new land. Moses heard God’s call: “Go, I send you” (Ex 3:10) and led the people towards the Promised Land. To Jeremiah God says: “To all whom I send you, you shall go”. In our day Jesus’ command to “go and make disciples” echoes in the changing scenarios and ever new challenges to the Church’s mission of evangelization, and all of us are called to take part in this new missionary “going forth”. Each Christian and every community must discern the path that the Lord points out, but all of us are asked to obey his call to go forth. (Evangelii Gaudium 20)

Bishop Brendan Leahy has invited our sisters to establish a mission to serve in the Diocese of Limerick, Ireland, beginning in August of 2016. Dominicans have served in the diocese for almost 800 years, with the first Dominican foundation being made there in 1227, not long after the Order began. The sisters will be serving the Dominican church St. Saviour’s which was given to the Dominicans in 1815 and which has been blessed by the presence of the Irish Dominican friars.

Four sisters will be sent to Limerick in August 2016. Their first apostolate will be to give witness to the joy of consecrated life, serving in areas which will be of benefit to the diocese. The sisters look forward to getting to know the people of Limerick and how they can best serve the Church in Ireland in accord with the Dominican charism and the spirit of the New Evangelization.

For more information about retreats or other events in hosted by our sisters in Ireland, click here or email limerick@op-tn.org.