The brethren of the Irish Province have re-elected fr Gregory Carroll as their Prior Provincial. The Master of the of Order, fr Bruno Cador has confirmed the election and fr Gregory has accepted.
Born in 1948, he received his schooling in his native Naas, Co. Kildare, first in the Convent of Mercy, and then the CBS. In his teen-age years he was active in the Order of Malta in Naas and in the junior St Vincent de Paul Society.
Joining the Dominican Order 50 years ago, he made profession of first vows in 1967 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1973, serving, first, in St Marys, Cork. He has been novice master for the Dominicans in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, and student master in Dublin. He also served as provincial bursar and most recently he was prior of St Saviours Priory, Dublin, the house of formation of the Irish Dominicans, where he was also parish priest.
Since the 1970s, Fr Gregory has worked with Worldwide Marriage Encounter, holding leadership roles at one time, and now presenting weekends when he is available, contributing also to Engaged Encounter weekends.

(07 September 2016)