History of The Dominican Brothers Now Available

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History of The Dominican Brothers Now Available
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Recent general chapters asked the Master of the Order to arrange for the history of the cooperator brothers to be researched and written up. Brother Bruno asked brother Augustine Thompson to undertake this task. A brother of the province of the Most Holy Name in the USA, brother Augustine is a professional historian. The fruit of his research has just been published as a book by New Priory Press, the publishing house of the province of Saint Albert the Great in the USA.

It is the first full history of the cooperator brothers and makes for very interesting and inspiring reading. Entitled Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars, copies can be purchased directly from New Priory Press and from Amazon.

For now the book is only available in English but it is hoped that translations into other languages of the Order will be published in the coming months.

The Order is greatly indebted to brother Augustine for carrying out this task so efficiently and so professionally. It is a task he undertook with admiration for the specific contribution of so many brothers to the holiness and preaching of the Order. Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars will be much appreciated across the Order. It will be of great help not only to vocations promoters and masters of formation but will surely become a standard reference work for anybody interested in Dominican life, mission and spirituality.

   

Vivian Boland OP, Socius for fraternal life and formation

 

(14 December 2017)