Jubilee 800 in India: “We are all here today because of the Dominican Fathers”

The Dominican Family in India Celebrates Jubilee 800
The Dominican Family in India Celebrates Jubilee 800

The Dominican Family in India celebrated Jubilee 800 at St. Charles seminary premises from October 11 to 13, 2016. Jubilee 800 was celebrated by around 200 members from various branches of the Dominican family from all over the country, including friars, nuns, apostolic sisters and the Dominican laity.

On October 11 and 12 the Dominican student brothers staged a play titled ‘CREDO: I do’, portraying the history and various dimensions of our Order.

A solemn Eucharistic celebration on 13th October at 6pm marked the culmination of the jubilee celebrations. The solemn high Mass was presided over by Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi. Present at the Eucharist were 11 bishops, including Archbishop Abraham Viruthakuangra of Nagpur, over 150 priests and a large number of religious and faithful. 

Addressing the gathering, Bishop Abraham said, “The Dominicans train the priests in Central and North India. I am proud to say that I am a product of this training. We are all here today because of the Dominican fathers.”

Cardinal Toppo and Bishop Viruthakulangara were felicitated by Naveen Saldhana, Prior Provincial of the Order of Preachers in India and other bishops from different dioceses were felicitated by friars, sisters and laity of the Dominican family.

A documentary was presented by one of the friars about the history of the Dominican Order in India. A souvenir on the 800 jubilee celebrations, a CD on ‘Hound of Heaven’ and devotional hymns in Nishi language were released on the occasion.



(03 November 2016)