The second photograph shows him with Fr Brendan Clifford, and with researcher Etan Blass from the USA who happened to be studying in the DBI on the evening when Fr Bruno called to see the building and the library.

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  • Christians and the World Faiths

    St. Saviour’s Dominican Church,
    Glentworth Street, Limerick presents

    A short course directed by Sr. Jo O’Donovan

    Following on her earlier course on Judaism, this course will reflect on the main tenets of Muslim faith; its Five Pillars or ways of service and worship and on some aspects of Islam’s great secret – its spirituality.

    The course will also explore aspects of the Eastern religions, particularly Buddhism, to which Christians have begun to relate in our times.

    Course commences on Tuesday, September 23rd, 7.30 – 9.00 PM
    and will continue on Tuesdays until 18th November. 

    Jo O’Donovan RSM was on the staff of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, from 1966–2002. In 2013 she published: Understanding Differently: Christianity and the World Religions.

    Entrance to St. Saviour’s church hall is on Dominic’s Street, around the corner from Glentworth St and the Tait Clock

    Donation invited: 5 euro per session.
    For further information phone 061-490607

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Welcome to the Home Page of the Dominican Biblical Institute.

If you have found this message, you may be one of our students or one of the many people who have followed occasional short courses through the years of our work here in Limerick. Or you may simply be browsing for a Christian site that reflects on the Bible.

However you came here, you are no less welcome because you are visiting us in our last months. The Dominican Biblical Institute is about to begin its final year as a teaching and research institute, funded by the Irish Dominican Friars, a Religious Order of the Catholic Church. The story is long and winding, but the decision has been taken realistically, and after great deliberation in our 800-year old Dominican democratic tradition.

Since 2012 we have been working steadily to honour our commitments to existing students, and conserve the assets of the DBI so that they can be used where they are best fit for purpose.

Many people in Limerick gave their time generously to the plans for the Dominican Biblical Institute when it was established. It is sad for all that things should have come to this end.

During the year, please continue to visit this webpage. You never know what interesting event might pop up on it!

Gerard Norton OP, Director.