Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Even in darkness, God can accomplish his great works: from the act of Creation over the dark and formless void, to the Exodus from Egypt after the evening of the Passover; then, at Bethlehem, the Lord Jesus was born in the darkness of night; He gave us the Eucharist and the priesthood on that fateful evening at the cenacle; When he died on…

Decree granting the gift of the Plenary Indulgence on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the Dies Natalis of Saint Dominic

Decree granting the gift of the Plenary Indulgence on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the Dies Natalis of Saint Dominic

MOST HOLY FATHER, Brother Gerard Francisco Timoner III O.P., Master General of the Order of Preachers, on the occasion of the Holy Solemnities that will be celebrated for the 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Dominic in Heaven, from 6th January 2021 to 6th January 2022, offers Your Holiness the affection of due obedience and filial veneration and asks:…

MO’S & Socius’ letter to the Dominican Family in Iraq on the occasion of the papal visit 2021

MO’S & Socius’ letter to the Dominican Family in Iraq on the occasion of the papal visit 2021

Prot. 50/21/094 MO Message Iraq Rome, 3 March 2021 Msgr. Youssif Thomas Mirkis, Archbishop of Kirkuk and SulaimanyaMsgr. Michael Najeeb, Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul and AkraSr. Clara Nas, Superior General of the Sisters of St. CatherineSr. Bernadette Youssef, Vice-Provincial of the Middle East of the Sisters of the PresentationBr. Rami Simon, Superior of the House of Epiphany in BaghdadBr. Najeeb…

Appointment of Brother Augustin Laffay, O.P., as member of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Appointment of Brother Augustin Laffay, O.P., as member of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Brother Augustin Laffay, O.P., Archivist of the Order of Preachers (Rome), has been appointed by the Holy Father as a member of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences. The news was published in the Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office on Monday, February 22, Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. Born in 1965 in France, Br. Augustin lived…

New Provincial of the Philippines

New Provincial of the Philippines

The new Prior Provincial of the Philippine Province of the Order of Preachers is Brother Filemon I. dela Cruz, Jr., O.P. Brother Filemon was born on January 19, 1964, in Manila. He is the fourth child of Mr. and Mrs. Filemon and Cezarina dela Cruz. He entered the Dominican Pre-Novitiate in June 1980 and was vested with the habit of…

Reception of the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti by the Dominican Family in Latin America and the Caribbean

Reception of the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti by the Dominican Family in Latin America and the Caribbean

In order to facilitate communication among the entities, to promote dialogue on themes of common interest and to support the ongoing formation of the Dominican Family in Latin America and the Caribbean, the coordination team of the Interprovincial Conference of Dominicans of Latin America and the Caribbean (CIDALC) organised an online colloquium on the reception of the encyclical Fratelli Tutti…

New General Promoter for Justice and Peace

New General Promoter for Justice and Peace

Brother Aniedi Okure, O.P. is the new General Promoter of Justice and Peace and the new Delegate to the United Nations. He was appointed by the Master of the Order, Brother Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., on October 25, 2020, and assigned to the Convent of Santa Sabina, Rome, on December 10, 2020. Until his appointment as the General Promoter…

New President of Spem Miram Internationalis

New President of Spem Miram Internationalis

On November 12, 2020, the Master of the Order, Brother Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., appointed Brother Juan Ubaldo López Salamanca, O.P., as President of the Council of Spem Miram Internationalis (SMI). He succeeds Brother Krzysztof Poplawski, O.P., of the Province of Poland, who has just completed his mandate. Br. Ubaldo is a son of the Province of San Luis…

Christmas Message 2020

Christmas Message 2020

Christmas Message from the Master of the Order, 2020 Prot. 50/20/614 Letters to the Order “What was from the beginning, what we have heard,  what we have seen with our eyes… and touched with our hand concerns the Word of life…made visible;      Him we preach…so that our joy may be complete.” I John 1:1,3-4 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Christmas, whether…

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