Four novices make their first profession, one makes his solemn profession and five new members join the order.
Former Man Utd and Northern Ireland footballer, Fr Philip Mulryne, to join the chaplaincy team at Newbridge College.
Mauritius prelate studied for the priesthood in Ireland, while the Prefect of the new Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life was born in Dublin.
Bro Philip Mulryne OP joined Manchester United under Alex Ferguson and was part of the famed class of ‘92 featuring the likes of Beckham, Scholes, Giggs, Butt and the Neville brothers.
Fr Paul Horan OCarm succeeds Bishop Alexio Churu Muchabaiwa as leader of the diocese of Mutare.
Centre has cost the Order €500,000 over the past three years to keep open and this level of funding cannot be sustained into the future.
Martina Purdy and former family lawyer Elaine Kelly embark on the next stage of their journey into religious life, as Adoration Sisters welcome new postulant.
"Our freedom is not license but has within it the demands and choice of personal and communal responsibility.”
During novitiate in the US, candidates will be given an intense experience of Franciscan life.