St. Dominic and St. Franciscus

On the 3rd of October Pope Francis signed his third encyclical letter "Fratelli tutti" during his visit to the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi.
"Fratelli Tutti" (FT) was published on October 4th, the feast of St. Francis, whose life inspired this encyclical.
In Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis stresses that fraternity and friendship in society are the means to build a better, fairer and more peaceful world. He also asks all people and institutions to say no to war and the globalisation of indifference.
In the Order of Preachers we also have the charism of fraternal life. It gives us the opportunity to reflect on today's world in the context of the celebration of the jubilee (Dies Natalis) of the 800th anniversary of the death of St. Dominic (2021).

In order to facilitate your reflection, we provide you with the following documents:

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Commissions 2020
Commissions 2020

1) Commission for the Vocation of the Coorperator Brothers
2) New Commission for Permanent Formation
3) Liturgical Commission
4) Sacred Music Sub-Commission

Erection of a new house of the Order in Nghi Loc
Erection of a new house of the Order in Nghi Loc

Erection of a new house of the Order in Nghi Loc, Vietnam, under the patronage of Saint Dominic Hanh On 25 November 2020, the Master of the Order, Brother Gerard Francis TIMONER III, O.P., erected a new house in Nghi Loc (Diocese of Vinh), Vietnam. It was built under the invocation of St. Dominic Hanh, taking into account the request…

New Socius of the Master of the Order for Apostolic Life
New Socius of the Master of the Order for Apostolic Life

Brother Florentino Bolo Jr., OP, son of the Province of the Philippines, is the new Socius for Apostolic Life, following his appointment on 22 November 2020 by the Master of the Order, Brother Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P. Born on 16 November 1973 in Lipa City, Batangas, Bro. Florentino met the Dominicans while taking up BS Medical Technology at the…

New Provincial of India
New Provincial of India

Rome, 23rd November – The Chapter of the Province of the Dominicans in India has elected, for four years, fr. Prasad GEORGE, O.P. as Prior Provincial. The Master of the Order, fr Gerard Francis TIMONER III, O.P. has confirmed the election. Fr. Prasad GEORGE, O.P. accepted the election and made the Profession of Faith on November 20, 2020.

Life of the Order
Lecture by Father Hans Zollner SJ
Lecture by Father Hans Zollner SJ

Convent of Santa Sabina, 26th November 2020 As part of their permanent formation, the brothers of the Santa Sabina Convent in Rome invited Father Hans Zollner SJ, President of the Centre for Child Protection in Rome, to give a lecture on the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. After Father Zollner briefly described his institution, he devoted himself…

Meeting for Justice and Peace
Meeting for Justice and Peace

International Meeting for Justice and Peace 2020 IDCJP MEETING 2020 The International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace (IDCJP) held its annual meeting from 1-7 October. For the first time, this meeting was held online, because of the restrictions due to the pandemic. Fortunately, this was not a stopper for the commission to meet, evaluate and work on an action…

Preaching through private television
Preaching through private television

Preaching through private television A broadcast apostolate in Germany Is it possible to make Catholic programmes on private television? How can faith issues be adequately discussed in a minute and a half? To what extent is the Catholic Church involved in major societal debates? Reflection by brother Max Cappabianca OP from Berlin. Since 2017 I have been moderator of the programme…

Dominican Students of History
Dominican Students of History

Meeting of the Dominican Students of History (Rome 22-25 September 2020) A meeting of Dominican students of history, organised by the Historical Institute of the Order in collaboration with the General Archives and the General Postulation, was held in Rome from 22 to 25 September 2020. After the last meeting of this kind in the Jubilee Year 2016 in Toulouse,…

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The pilgrimage of the Master of the Order to Lourdes, Toulouse and Fanjeaux
After having been elected at the General Chapter of Bièn Hoa in Vietnam on 13 July 2019, the Master of the Order made several visits to the brothers in different provinces. Gerard Francis Timoner III has described as those of his "novitiate as Master of the Order" (celebration in Fanjeaux, 6 October 2019).

Gerard Francisco III TIMONER PARCO
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