A Press Day for the Jubilee at Santa Sabina

fr Bruno Cadoré with the press

In a couple of days, the Order will commence the celebration of her Jubilee Year to mark her 800th anniversary. This is going to be a yearlong celebration filled with great events both at local and international levels. To ensure that the world is kept abreast of this wonderful celebration, the General Curia invited the International Press to Santa Sabina for an introductory conference.

On Wednesday, 21 October 2015, they all came from far and wide. There were about 50 participants representing different local and international media organizations from different parts of the world, both electronic and print media. They were welcomed with a premier of the official trailer of the Jubilee celebrations after which the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadoré gave a presentation. In his presentation, fr Bruno introduced the Order to the journalists, its identity and mission and its celebration of the Jubilee.

After the presentation, the journalists were given a guided tour of the historic and ancient Basilica and Convent of Santa Sabina. The tours were organized in different languages to soothe the language preferences of the journalists. The journalists were later treated to a cocktail in the company of the friars living in the convent of Santa Sabina. There were also some friars from the Angelicum. Throughout the gathering, the journalist were able to interact with the fr Bruno and all the other friars one on one, with many friars granting interviews to many of the journalists.

At the end, the journalists were enriched as they had a wonderful time as one of them, Helen Grady of BBC Radio twitted, “Thanks to @Dominican_Order for a wonderful evening at the magical #santasabina - one of my favourite places in Rome.

The evening was organized by the Communication team of the Order led by fr Eric Salobir (General Promoter for Communications) in conjunction with the General Promoter for the Jubilee, fr Franklin Buitrago Rojas. It is hoped that this will be an eye opener to the world to see the Order in a new light as we celebrate our Jubilee.

The first event of the Jubilee will be the Opening Mass which will take place on the 7th of November at the Basilica of Santa Sabina. The communication team is organizing other projects to help in promoting the Jubilee. You are invited to join us in promoting the Jubilee of the Order.

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(22 October 2015)