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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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.

Letter of the MO: Solemnity of St. Dominic
Letter of the MO: Solemnity of St. Dominic

Christus in vobis, spes gloriae Colossenses 1:27 Dear Brothers and Sisters, O Spem Miram! O Wonderful Hope! This is our hymn to St. Dominic, the father and first brother of our Order. The usual images that evoke hope are a new-born baby, a brilliant dawn, flowers and fruits of spring time, depictions of new life and new beginnings. In this time of…

Re-election of the Provincial in Croatia
Re-election of the Provincial in Croatia

The friars re-elected as Provincial Fray Slavko Slišković, O.P. June 23, 2020 For four more years, the Chapter of the “Croatian Dominican Province of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary” has chosen fr. Slavko Slišković, O.P.The Master of the Order, fr Gerard Francisco TIMONER III, O.P. has confirmed that choice. Friar fr. Slavko Slišković, O.P. fr. Slavko Slišković has…

Life of the Order
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,…

International website of Nuns
International website of Nuns

Dominican Nuns Launch First International Website Summit, New Jersey–The Nuns of the Order of Preachers, commonly known as the Dominican Nuns, launch their first international website,, in order to make their mission of prayer within the heart of the Order of Preachers better known. St. Dominic de Guzman founded the Nuns of the Order in 1206, ten years before the…

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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
The Master of the order


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