On 15th October, the feast of St Teresa of Ávila, Cardinal Nichols ratified the appointment of Fr Lawrence Lew OP, Prior of St Dominic’s as the new Parish Priest of our parish of Our Lady of the Rosary and St Dominic’s, Haverstock Hill. Currently, the responsibilities of the Rector of the Rosary Shrine will also be undertaken by the Parish Priest.
Please pray for Fr Lawrence Lew in his service and ministry as Prior, Parish Priest, and Rector here at St Dominic’s – the Rosary Shrine. Fr Lawrence arrived in St Dominic’s in June 2017, having just gained his License in Sacred Theology from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC. Prior to that (from the time of his priestly ordination in 2011) he had been Assistant Chaplain at Edinburgh University, working alongside Fr Dermot Morrin OP, who has also served as Prior and Parish Priest of St Dominic’s. Fr Lawrence currently also serves as the Dominican Order’s Promoter General for the Holy Rosary; as Spiritual Director for the Westminster Curia of the Legion of Mary; and he is Editor of the English Dominican Province’s magazine, The Dominicans.
The words of St Teresa’s ‘Bookmark’ seems a fitting reflection and prayer for Fr Lawrence as he takes on these new pastoral roles at St Dominic’s, and also for us all at this time when so many are anxious about the coronavirus and our current socio-economic and political situation:
Let nothing disturb you,
nothing frighten you,
All things are passing.
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Whoever has God lacks nothing.
God is enough.
Amen. May Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Rosary pray for us!