Church and state in Italy work together to prevent spread of coronavirus

Church and state in Italy work together to prevent spread of coronavirus

The Church in Italy, as well as Vatican authorities, are coordinating with civil authorities to implement measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, issued a statement explaining some of the steps being taken by the Vatican, “in coordination with the measures launched by the Italian authorities… to prevent the…

New Publication on the Relations between the Dominicans and Russia

New Publication on the Relations between the Dominicans and Russia

On the occasion of the second centenary of the entrustment of the parish church of St. Catherine of St. Petersburg to the Order of Preachers and the arrival of the first friars in the capital of the Russian Empire in the years 1815-1816, the Historical Institute of the Order of Preachers organized an International Historical Conference on the Dominicans and…

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2020

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2020

“We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor 5:20) The Vatican releases Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2020, in which the Holy Father invites the faithful to embrace the paschal mystery as the basis for conversion. In his Message for Lent 2020, Pope Francis points to the paschal mystery – the mystery of Jesus’ Passion, Death,…

Promoter General Of The Nuns

Promoter General Of The Nuns

Appointment of fr. Fernando Antonio GARCÍA FERNÁNDEZ, O.P. as the new Promoter General of the Nuns. The Master of the Order, fr Gerard Francisco TIMONER III, O.P. has appointed fr Fernando Antonio GARCÍA FERNÁNDEZ, O.P. as Promoter General of the Nuns. Fr Fernando succeeds fr César VALERO BAJO, O.P. whom we thank and pray for. Fr. Fernando is from Mexico…

Fra. Innocenzo Venchi, O.P. (1931-2020)

Fra. Innocenzo Venchi, O.P. (1931-2020)

The General Postulation of the Order wish to express her gratitude to the Lord for the service to the Order and to the Church of Fra. Innocenzo Venchi, O.P. (1931-2020). Professed in 1948 for the province of Saint Peter Martyr in Italy, ordained priest in 1956, secretary of the General Postulation of the Order of Preachers from 1957-1975 and General…

Valentine’s Day with St. John Paul II

Valentine’s Day with St. John Paul II

I like Saint Valentine. I am also a big fan of Christian marriage, and he was martyred for illegally presiding over Christian marriages. Through some bizarre accident of history, his feast-day is observed by the secular world, but the Church has taken him off the General Calendar. Unfortunately, I think very few people who mark this day on their personal…

Review of the doctoral dessertation

Review of the doctoral dessertation

On the December 6th at the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome there was the defence of the doctoral dessertation of fr. Llewellyn Muscat O.P., secretary of the General Postulation of the Order. The title of his work is: Il governo dell’Ordine dei Predicatori dall’Inter graviores (1804) al magistero di Angelo Domenico Ancarani (1838-1844) [(The government of the Order of the…

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