The Slovak Dominicans friars, gathered at their Provincial Chapter, have elected fr Damin Juraj Macura as their new Prior Provincial for the next four years. The election has been confirmed by the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador and fr Damian has accepted the election. He succeeds fr Reginald Adrian Slavkovsky who has just completed his second term.
Fr Damian was born in Brezne in 1978. He had his novitiate in the Order in 1998 and made his first profession the following year. He studied Theology at Koice and was ordained to the priesthood in 2005. He completed his Licentiate study in Theology at Fribourg, Switzerland in 2011.
As at the time of his election, he was assigned to the convent in Zvolen where he has been the Syndic and Liturgist of the convent and also the Master of Student and Cooperator Brothers. At the provincial level, he was the Regent of Studies and member of the Formation Council, the Commission for Intellectual Life and the Liturgical Commission.
The Dominican Province of Slovakia was established in 2001 and it currently has 58 brothers present in five cities – in Koice, Bratislava, ilina, Zvolen and Dunajska Lun.
(30 June 2017)