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The theme of the meeting of the Dominican Associates in Ballyfermot in early December was to explore Advent. Thinking about Advent is important at this time of the year because so many of us forget the real message of Christmas as we get caught up in the hustle and bustle.
The purpose of the Dominican Associates meeting is to be reflective. So much of our lives are focused on action that we don’t take the time to reflect on how we are living our lives. Dominican Associates aim to live their lives according to the Dominican charism. This means being true to yourself and also living out the values of the gospel. Part of this is to take the time to reflect and a number of reflective prayers form part of the meeting.
At the meeting we talked about the Dominican Family Day and the Dominican Youth Forum. Many schools came together at the Dominican Youth Forum to discuss the importance of the Dominican ethos and being part of the Dominican community of schools. We also discussed St Dominic and how we can learn from his preachings and simply how to be kind to others.
As part of our concluding reflection, we watched the following www.youtube.com/user/DublinDioceseEd which gives a simple message on the importance of loving your neighbour.
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