People from across Scotland will get the chance to hear first hand about the Dominican way of Life at a conference in Edinburgh this summer.
Saint Dominic and his Preachers of Grace takes place on 23-24 June and offers participants an opportunity to explore what lies at the heart of being a Dominican.
Fr Dermot Morrin OP, of St Albert's Chaplaincy in Edinburgh, said: “I have often noticed that many of the people to whom we preach don’t know much more about us than hearing the sermon. They know very little about our way of life and the scope of our various ministries.
I hope that all those who come will gain a deeper sense of the grace and joy the call to follow St Dominic brings.
"I thought an afternoon seminar might help but my idea has caught on and now it is a fully-fledged conference with about twenty Dominican friars, sisters and laity speaking."
He added "I am looking forward to welcoming those who know us already and those who would like to get to know us.
"I hope that all those who come will gain a deeper sense of the grace and joy the call to follow St Dominic brings.”
Speakers include Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Fr Richard Finn OP, and Fr Fergus Kerr OP (who is based in our Archdiocese) as well as many other Friars, Sisters and Lay Dominicans.
Full details of events and accommodation is at https://scotland.op.org/preachersofgrace/
- Book for the welcome dinner on Friday 23 June evening here. It takes place at 6pm in Assembly Hall, New College, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX.
- Book for the Conference on Saturday here. It takes place at various venues throughout the day.
The Dominicans will explain all about themselves by giving an account of what they have done, what they are doing currently and what they could do in the future.
In our Archdiocese the Dominicans are based at St Albert's Chaplaincy at the University of Edinburgh.
Find out more about the chaplaincy here.