POSTPONED IDYM-Kenia 2020

POSTPONED IDYM-Kenia 2020

Due to the situation of COVID-19 worldwide, the Meeting and the Elective Assembly IDYM are POSTPONED to 2021. Trusting in solidarity as a gesture of closeness, at a time when the common good requires a “social distance”, as the Master of the Order reminded us in his last message, we invite you to strengthen the bonds of our Dominican Family in prayer.…

Prior Provincial of the Province of England

Prior Provincial of the Province of England

Fr Martin Ganeri, O.P. has been re-elected Prior Provincial of the Province of England The Chapter of the Province of England have elected, for four more years, Fr Martin Ganeri as Prior Provincial. The Master of the Order, fr Gerard Francis TIMONER III, O.P. confirmed the election. Fr Martin Ganeri accepted the election and made the Profession of Faith, March…

Albert Carpentier joined Christ in Antwerp

Albert Carpentier joined Christ in Antwerp

This morning, Friday 20 March, fr Albert Carpentier died in Antwerp. Born on Sept 4, 1918 in Zandvliet near Antwerp (Belgium), he made his first profession in the Order of Preachers in the Province of Belgium in 1936 and was ordained priest in 1944. After studying at the Saint Luke’s School of Fine Arts in Ghent, he left for Japan…

Homily by Pope Francis

Homily by Pope Francis

We are dust in the universe,” he said. “Yet we are dust loved by God.” In the afternoon today – Ash Wednesday, the day of the beginning of Lent – a prayer assembly took place in the form of the Roman “Stations”, presided over by the Holy Pope Francis. At 4.30 p.m., in the church of Sant’Anselmo on the Aventine,…

IN VIETNAM, FLOWERS ARE RELIGIOUS

IN VIETNAM, FLOWERS ARE RELIGIOUS

Vietnam celebrates the New Year 2020, from the 23rd to the 29th of January. A thing of curiosity is, the temples and pagodas are also scenarios for the meditation and mental serenity for petitioning personal and familial well-being.

A Vietnamese person inherits the long religious tradition of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism; moreover, he connects mythology and nature. His gods descend from the skies on the eve of the New Year to revisit the earthly affairs but the bad spirits also roam about. And even if the Christians would be a minority in town, they also pray to their God in the Tet.

New Archivist of the Order

New Archivist of the Order

Tabularii Ordinis Praefectus Frater Augustin LAFFAY, O.P. The Master of the Order, fr Gerard Francisco TIMONER III, O.P. has appointed  fr. Augustin LAFFAY, O.P. as the new Archivist of the Order. Fr. Augustin LAFFAY, O.P. tells us more about his journey: Born in 1965 in France, I lived mainly in Lyon until I entered religious life in 1994. After the baccalaureate,…

Interview with Fr. Raj Mannes AMIRTHA, O.P.

Interview with Fr. Raj Mannes AMIRTHA, O.P.

fr Raj Mannes AMIRTHA, O.P. belongs to the Province of the Dominican Friars of India, and is well aware of its national reality. He is now the new Socius of the Master for Asia and the Pacific. Dominican month for peace has focused on India, what do you want to say to the Dominican Family of the World?             For a…

A new Priest for the Province of Rosario

A new Priest for the Province of Rosario

On December 23, at the parish of the Holy Cross in San Juan, Philippines, we attended the priestly ordination of Brother Gregory. He was ordained by His Excellency the Most Reverend Broderick Pabillo, Auxiliary Bishop of Manila. In attendance was Fr. Solis, our Prior Provincial and Fr Napoleon, the Prior Provincial of the Philippine Province, Fray Jerome, the Vicar Provincial…

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