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…

Christmas message from the Master of the Order

Christmas message from the Master of the Order

Prot. 50/19/761_MO_Messages “Non temere, Maria, perché hai trovato grazia presso Dio. Ecco concepirai un figlio, lo darai alla luce e lo chiamerai Gesù.” Luke 1: 30-31 (CEI translation) Dear Brothers and Sisters, As I write this Christmas message to you, I was astonished to discover belatedly that here in Rome, there is an inspiring art installation entitled “Ai nati oggi”…

UST Hospital inaugurates eleven-story St. John Paul II building

UST Hospital inaugurates eleven-story St. John Paul II building On July 4, 2019, the University of Santo Tomas Hospital inaugurated the brand-new St. John Paul II Building, which will serve as an expansion of the current Private Division of the Hospital. Leading the ceremonies was no less than the Master of the Order of Preachers himself, the Very Rev. fr.…

The presentation of credentials

The presentation of credentials

The presentation of credentials Vietnam, 7 July 2019. The Dominican friars have been meeting since yesterday in Biên Hoà (Vietnam) to celebrate the General Elective Chapter no. 290 (which will take place from July 7 to August 4).  On July 7, the preliminary process began with the presentation of credentials. This document certifies the valid participation of each capitular and…

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