Life of the Order

Youth Organise Rosary pilgrimage in Malta

Youth Organise Rosary pilgrimage in Malta

On October 15, the Dominican youth community of La Valeta in Malta organized their annual Marian pilgrimage. Started in 1883, it’s a sacred journey, with participants praying the Rosary.

Master of the Order Concludes Canonical Visitation of the Province of Poland

Master of the Order Concludes Canonical Visitation of the Province of Poland

On October 14, 2023, the Master of the Order, Brother Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, concluded the second part of the canonical visitation of the Province of Poland, which began on September 18, 2023. This extensive visit involved meetings with friars, nuns, and members of Dominican lay fraternities in communities throughout the Province. Online meetings were also organized for communities outside Poland, and discussions took place with Bishop Jacek Kiciński in Wrocław. The visit also included preliminary planning for the next General Chapter of the Order, scheduled for July 2025 in Krakow.

Large turnout for Washington Rosary Pilgrimage

Large turnout for Washington Rosary Pilgrimage

The Dominican Family in the United States convened at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC on September 30, 2023. Nearly 5,000 people gathered for talks, prayer, a Rosary procession, and Mass on the eve of “Rosary Sunday,” a Dominican tradition observed on the first Sunday of October. The event marked the first national Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage in the USA, organized by the Province of St. Joseph. The day included spiritual conferences, confession, book presentations, and a beautiful Rosary procession around the Basilica led by over fifty friars.

Canonical Visit to the Province of Portugal

Canonical Visit to the Province of Portugal

After the canonical visit to the Vicariate of Angola in August, the Master of the Order, Br Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP together with the Socius for the Iberian Peninsula, Br Miguel Ángel del Río, OP made the canonical visit to the Province of Portugal from September 19 to 23 of this year where they had the opportunity to meet with the friars of the province as well as the different branches of the Dominican family there.

Dominican nuns in Angola and the presence of the Dominican laity

Dominican nuns in Angola and the presence of the Dominican laity

The Dominican nuns share with the great Dominican Family what they experienced during the months of July and August 2023, the period in which they made the canonical Visitation of the monasteries of “Mãe de Deus” in Benguela and in Kuito-Bié, Angola.

Meeting of the Student Friars of the Southern Cone of South America

Meeting of the Student Friars of the Southern Cone of South America

From July 16 to 22, Dominican student friars from the Southern Cone gathered in Buenos Aires for fellowship, prayer, and reflection. The meeting aimed to deepen fraternity, explore the General Formation Ratio, and discuss the challenges of study in our spirituality.

The Vicariate of Angola Welcomes Three New Priests

The Vicariate of Angola Welcomes Three New Priests

On 27 August 2023, the Vicariate of Angola welcomed three new priests: Mário Cardoso Lisboa Cuvalela, OP, Mariano Dinha Domingos, OP, and Tomás Chissambo Luís, OP. They were ordained by Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias. The event was attended by fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, Master of the Order.

Dominicans Make History in Finland with the Profession of a Friar

Dominicans Make History in Finland with the Profession of a Friar

On Sunday, 27 August 2023, in Helsinki Cathedral, Brother Gregorius Pehrman, OP, made his solemn profession in the Order as a cooperator brother. For the Dominican family, whose friars played a central role in the evangelization of the country in the 13th century, the event had a historic character. Even though Brother Gregorius is the third Finn to join the Order since the friars returned to Finland in 1949 (the friars made profession in France during their formation), it was the first profession of a religious in Finland since the Reformation. 

Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars

Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars

Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars” by Bro Augustine Thompson OP offers a significant historical account of the Order. Available in Spanish and French, it sheds light on the often overlooked lives of these brothers, from Saint Dominic to the present day.

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