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6th World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

6th World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Message of Pope Francis 01.09.2020 Pope Francis begins his message with the jubilee text of Leviticus: « You shall thus hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim a release throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you.»  (Lv 25, 10) Each year, particularly since the publication of the Encyclical Laudato Si’ (LS, 24 may 2015), the…

Dominican Students of History

Dominican Students of History

Meeting of the Dominican Students of History (Rome 22-25 September 2020) A meeting of Dominican students of history, organised by the Historical Institute of the Order in collaboration with the General Archives and the General Postulation, was held in Rome from 22 to 25 September 2020. After the last meeting of this kind in the Jubilee Year 2016 in Toulouse,…

Preaching through private television

Preaching through private television

Preaching through private television A broadcast apostolate in Germany Is it possible to make Catholic programmes on private television? How can faith issues be adequately discussed in a minute and a half? To what extent is the Catholic Church involved in major societal debates? Reflection by brother Max Cappabianca OP from Berlin. Since 2017 I have been moderator of the programme…

Prayer intentions for Dominican Month for Peace in Ukraine

Prayer intentions for Dominican Month for Peace in Ukraine

December 2020 Here are some suggested prayers for each day of Advent in December, the Month of Peace within the Order of Preachers. Each year this Dominican Month of Peace is dedicated to a given country, this year we look to Ukraine. You may freely use these prayers for your community prayer. Particular attention will be given to one project,…

Final Letter – Dominican Month for Peace 2020

Final Letter – Dominican Month for Peace 2020

Rome, 16 October 2020To all the members of the Dominican Family Dominican Month for Peace 2020Final letter Prot. 50/20/360 Promoter of J&P Dear Brothers and Sisters,We sent you a letter on 27 July, announcing that the focus of our annual Dominican Month for Peace for 2020 would be on Ukraine. We hope that his letter was widely distributed and that…

Lecture by Father Hans Zollner SJ

Lecture by Father Hans Zollner SJ

Convent of Santa Sabina, 26th November 2020 As part of their permanent formation, the brothers of the Santa Sabina Convent in Rome invited Father Hans Zollner SJ, President of the Centre for Child Protection in Rome, to give a lecture on the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. After Father Zollner briefly described his institution, he devoted himself…

Priestly Ordinations in the Provincial Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi

Priestly Ordinations in the Provincial Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi

Rome, December 16, 2020 Two Dominican friars were ordained to the Priesthood in the Provincial Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi, Province of Canada. They are Br. Olivier Kwihangana, O.P., a Rwandan, ordained on October 17, 2020 in the Chapel of St. Albert the Great House, Nyagatare, Rwandan; and Br. Désiré Bizimana, O.P., a Burundian, ordained on November 15, 2020 in the Dominican…

European Inter-Novitiate Virtual Conference on Dominican Sanctity

European Inter-Novitiate Virtual Conference on Dominican Sanctity

Over 27 novices and six Novice Masters, from Europe, gathered virtually via Zoom for a presentation from Br. Gianni Festa O.P., Postulator General of the Order on Dominican spirituality entitled, “Rediscovering the face of the Father in the faces of his sons and daughters today’’ Br. Gianni began by stating that 2021 will be an important year for the Dominican…

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