Dominican students and staff from across Ireland participated in this year’s Dominican Youth Forum in Cabra, Dublin to Praise, to Bless and to Preach through strengthen Dominican links, and developing new friendship based on the four Dominican pillars: Prayer, Mission, Community and Study.
The theme for this years forum was Together for Tomorrow – Can We End Youth Homelessness in Ireland?
The day began with a creative morning prayer lead by Siobhan Tighe and Kevin Mullally. This was followed by a talk on Dominican Charism given by Sr. Sabine Schratz OP (Director of Lumen Dominican Education Centre, Blackrock Dublin).
Our keynote speaker Fr. Peter McVerry (The McVerry Trust) gave an informative, challenging, and inspiring talk to those present. This was followed by a guest who spoke about their experience of being homeless and how they survived.
Thanks to all those who helped to make this years Dominican Youth Forum possible a special thanks to Sr. Susie O’ Rawe OP (Coordinator DYF), Srs. Sabine, Eileen and Odhran OP and all the participants.