St. Dominic’s Priory, Ashoknagar

Established in 1971 and located in the peaceful environs of Mt. St. Dominic, the priory of the Order of Preachers currently houses 7 friar Priests and 21 aspirants. A spiritual hub, the community exists as a living witness to the evangelical way of life. Alongside Fr. Aquin Noronha OP the prior of the Convent, six other priests: Fr. Sebastian Peter, Fr. Alfonce Jojo, Fr. Arokiaraj Britto, Fr. Praveen Montheiro, Fr. Greyfon Rodrigues, and Fr. Ryan Pereira reside in the priory. The friars coordinate and serve for the spiritual and temporal needs of faithful in our parish as well as other parishes in and around the diocese of Mangalore.

Besides, the friars also engage themselves in the seafarer’s ministry, preaching of retreats and recollections to the convents, teaching in schools and colleges, Parish/ School retreats, popular missions, confessions and other spiritual services.

The priory also functions as a formation house, providing preliminary training for the candidates aspiring to serve as Dominican priests. The aspirants hail from all over the country. Celebration of the divine office and conventual masses, recital of the rosary and community life characterize the life of the friars in the convent.