What are Dominicans doing during the Covid-19 pandemic?

What are Dominicans doing during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Someone asked me, what are the Dominicans doing in the time of the COVID 19 pandemic? Our communion in prayer for healing and conversion is our most important work. Our collective effort to prevent viral transmission is also an important ethical obligation. Added to these are creative ways to show care and compassion in these trying…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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