Global Colloquium in St Louis Celebrates 800 Years of Dominican Preaching

Global Colloquium in St Louis Celebrates 800 Years of Dominican Preaching

This year the friars of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) celebrate their founding 800 years ago in 1216 by St. Dominic. To celebrate this Jubilee Year, Aquinas Institute of Theology is collaborating with Dominicans at the Institute for Pastoral Homiletics in Germany and the Institute for Preaching in the Philippines to host “The Way of the Dominican Preacher: Go and Do Likewise!” from October 10 to 14, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. The goals of this colloquium are to celebrate the Jubilee as a global Order of Preachers and to build an international network of relationships to promote preaching in the Roman Catholic Church.

Keynote presentations of the colloquium will be held at the Saint Louis University Center for Global Citizenship and are open to the public with free admission. These presentations will be:

- Tuesday, October 11 at 9:15 a.m.: “Dominican Preaching Today: a Renewed Mission of Evangelization”with Fr. Bruno Cadoré,O.P., Master of the Dominican Order (Rome, Italy).

- Wednesday, October 12 at 9:15 a.m.: “Tame the Dragon: Dominican Sisters Preaching”withSr. Sara Boehmer, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Bethany, Theologian and Economist (Waldniel, Germany).

- Thursday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m.: “The Preaching Mission of a Dominican Lay Woman: A Personal Profession of Faith-Life” with Ms. Mary Erika Bolanos, Ph.D., Dominican laywoman and Professor of Theology at the University of Santo Tomas (Manila, Philippines).

The Dominican friars, sisters, nuns, and laity who have been invited to represent their preaching ministries from around the globe will also attend other workshop sessions during the week.

The colloquium will begin with Evening Prayer on Monday, October 10 and will conclude after Morning Prayer on Friday, October 14.

Aquinas Institute of Theology is a Roman Catholic graduate school located in St. Louis, Missouri. It is sponsored by the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), Province of St. Albert the Great. Offering a number of both on-campus and online graduate degree and certification programs, Aquinas Institute's foundation in the Catholic faith and in the Dominican mission is to educate men and women to preach, to teach, to minister, and to lead. Aquinas Institute is an international leader in Roman Catholic preacher education.

You can download the full programme here.

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(29 September 2016)