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Dominican Presence in Brazil

Dominican Presence in Brazil

In the beginning, Brazil was a colony of Portugal. For the Order, this area of evangelisation was reserved for the Dominicans of Portugal, but they never came to this country. It was only at the end of the 19th century that the first Dominicans, belonging to the Province of Toulouse, made their presence felt in Brazil.However, we can say that…

Meetings of the Dominican Youth Movement (MJD) – LAC

Meetings of the Dominican Youth Movement (MJD) – LAC

“Like a New Flame” Under the title “Like a New Flame” and on the occasion of the Jubilee of the eighth centenary of the Dies Natalis of St. Dominic of Caleruega (1221-2021), the young people who make up the Dominican Youth Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean have organized a series of commemorative meetings as a special way of…

For the Love of St. Dominic

For the Love of St. Dominic

A Dominican Diocesan Priest’s Reflection I cannot hide my emotion in reflecting upon the events and revelations that led me to fall in love with St. Dominic and brought me to make profession in June 2021 in the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic in the Roman Province of St. Catherine of Siena. I am convinced that in each of these…

Homily of Archbishop Anthony Fisher for the Jubilee of St. Dominic

Homily of Archbishop Anthony Fisher for the Jubilee of St. Dominic

Archbishop Anthony Fisher, OP Solemn Pontifical Mass for the Octo-Centenary of the Death of St. Dominic  St. Mary’s Basilica, Sydney, Australia 3 August 2021 Today in the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the death of St. Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers, who died on 6 August 1221. The first Dominicans in Australia, Christopher…

The Patroness of Colombia in the Vatican City Gardens

The Patroness of Colombia in the Vatican City Gardens

On 9 July last, an image of the Virgin of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá was placed in the Vatican Gardens, on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of her coronation as Queen and Patroness of Colombia. The mosaic, composed of more than 70,000 pieces of marble, stone and glass, and in which she appears accompanied by St. Andrew and St.…

Publications in the context of the Jubilee

Publications in the context of the Jubilee

In the past forty years, studies of Dominic and of the birth of his Order have been profoundly renewed, especially in France, Great Britain and Italy. To the benefit of research in these areas, the written accounts of the history of the beginnings of the Dominicans were collected in a learned, wide-ranging volume by Nicole Bérieu and Bernard Hodel (Saint…

At Table with St. Dominic and Louis Joseph Lebret

At Table with St. Dominic and Louis Joseph Lebret

The Order of Preachers is celebrating the Eighth Centenary of the Dies Natalis of St Dominic, that is to say, the anniversary of his death in the course of the year from 6 January 2021 to 6 January 2022. The theme for the jubilee celebration is At Table with St. Dominic, which is inspired by the Mascarella table, the table on which the first portrait of…

Dominican Cooperator Brothers: Called to Serve as Missionaries and Disciples

Dominican Cooperator Brothers: Called to Serve as Missionaries and Disciples

In his letter to the Master of the Order, “Praedicator Gratiae[i]  Pope Francis writes: “In our own age, characterized by epochal changes and new challenges to the Church’s evangelizing mission, Dominic can thus serve as an inspiration to all the baptized, who are called, as missionary disciples: to reach every “periphery” of our world with the light of the Gospel and the merciful…

Brother Aldino Amato, OP:  A Visionary with a Mission

Brother Aldino Amato, OP: A Visionary with a Mission

Brother Amato Aldino, OP was born on 22 February 1931 in Molfetta, Bari, Italy. He was ordained on 29 June 1957. At his ordination, he had made a promise to God to become a missionary. He was very much impressed by the Italian missionaries to Pakistan. Right after his ordination, he wanted to serve as a missionary, but he was…

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