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…

Vocation for communion

Vocation for communion

Convent San Sisto (Rome), 28 December 2019 “If the superior is concerned about dialogue with her sister, she is taking care of her vocation,” says Fr Gerard Francis TIMONER III, O.P. Master of the Order. Gerard was invited to give a conference on religious life at the event “Creation: a project of God’s love for humanity” held in Rome from…

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.

Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January 2020

A leading figure: the Blessed Giuseppe Girotti, O.P. The Holocaust Memorial Day, which will be celebrated on January 27, 2020, as it was established by the United Nations by the resolution 60/7 of the November 1, 2005. The importance of this date is because it wants to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, of the racial laws and all those…

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”…

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