Welcome to the homepage of the Dominican Community of Holy Cross Priory and Church. We are a community of friars that form the Irish Dominican Province.
Our live is simple and our ministry to the people of Sligo has remained almost unchanged since the first day the Dominicans came to Sligo in the 1252.
Our ministry is predominantly Church based. Our Holy Father Saint Dominic founded the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) for "Preaching and the salvation of souls". With this as the basis of our life, we live and pray in common, celebrate the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation, preaching the good news of the Gospel of Christ.
Prayer of St. Dominic
God of Truth you gave your church a new light in the life and preaching of our Father Dominic. Give us the help we need to support our preaching by holy and simple lives. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen.
The motto of our Order is "Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare" that is "To Praise, To Bless, To Preach".
A second motto granted to the Order was that of "Veritas" (Truth) for St.Dominic firmly believed the message of Christ "the truth will set you free" -