Institute of Preaching Holds Praedicare Conference

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The Institute of Preaching (IP) of the Province of the Philippines has successfully launched the first Praedicare Conference in May 2013 with the theme: “Preaching the New Evangelization (Portraits Preachers Philippines)”. More than 120 participants attended the conference held at the Auditorium of San Pio V, Santo Domingo Church, Quezon City.

According to the organizers, the conference is aimed at gathering renowned preachers to preach on preaching, reflecting collectively on the “New Evangelization” from the perspective of preaching and exploring experiments in preaching.

The conference included preaching and discourse on preaching from Dominicans and non-Dominicans, from Catholic tradition and other Christian sects and from the clergy and laity. There were also preaching exhibitions on alternative forms and experiences of preaching.

His Eminence, Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila opened the conference with the Eucharistic Celebration. fr Enrico D. Gonzales, OP, a renowned preacher himself, was one of the invited speakers.

Another highlight of the conference was the conferment of the “Domingo de Salazar Preaching Award” upon “an outstanding non-Dominican preacher, acclaimed here (in the Philippines) and abroad, distinguished for his/her notable contribution to preaching”. The award is named after the pioneering Dominican and first bishop of Manila, Domingo de Salazar, OP.

The Institute of Preaching (IP) under the aegis of the Dominican Province of the Philippines was established to;

  • To provide training programs and strategies for effective preaching.
  • To serve as resource centre for preaching aids and materials.
  • To develop Scripture-based doctrinal preaching.
  • To develop and adapt programs to Filipino-Asian conditions.
  • To offer preaching-specific academic units and degrees.

We congratulate the IP Director, fr. Clarence Victor C. Marquez, OP, and all who made the conference a success.

(17 June 2013)