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A female view: Dominic and the nuns of the Order of Preachers
A female view: Dominic and the nuns of the Order of Preachers

“No display of bizarre piety, simple humanity. Too simple for hagiographers and chroniclers of long-lasting knowledge”: so writes Simon Tugwell in his Homage to a Saint (in the Italian edition of G. Bedouelle, Dominic. The Grace of the Word), a prayer he addresses to St Dominic. “Simple humanity”: Dominic lived in a period of changing times and new challenges for…

Dominic, preacher of grace
Dominic, preacher of grace

It is eight hundred years since St. Dominic died! This is an occasion for the Church to “give thanks for the spiritual fruitfulness of that charism and mission, seen in the rich variety of the Dominican family” (PG 1). As Georges Bernanos wrote in the last century, Dominic’s face is now merged with that of his Order: “If it were in…

Preacher of Grace
Preacher of Grace

St. Francis and St. Dominic were reputed to be friends and so it is beautiful that the first Pope named after St.Francis has sent this in this Letter a gift of warm fraternity to the brothers and sisters of St.Dominic, on the 800th anniversary of his death. The Holy Father begins by saluting Dominic as the “Preacher of Grace”. The…

Echoes of the Letter Prædicator Gratiæ almost from the Ends of the Earth
Echoes of the Letter Prædicator Gratiæ almost from the Ends of the Earth

The 8th centenary of St. Dominic’s Easter has multiplied our joy with the message that Pope Francis has addressed to the Master of the Order. I would like to express my gratitude using the words of O Lumen, the antiphon that the Dominican Family sings in celebration of the Saint from Caleruega. Light of the Church: Dominic wanted to live…

In gratitude for Pope Francis’ Letter Prædicator Gratiæ
In gratitude for Pope Francis’ Letter Prædicator Gratiæ

Faced with the profound transformations that mark the contemporary world, the Pope once again underlines the need for a renewal of evangelization. In this year of thanksgiving, he encourages us and all the baptized to inscribe ourselves in what was Dominic’s missionary impulse, animated by a hope for the world and for mankind. A hope for the world, whose name…

A Holiness to be Rediscovered: St. Dominic of Caleruega and the Grace of Preaching
A Holiness to be Rediscovered: St. Dominic of Caleruega and the Grace of Preaching

On 6th January this year, the Jubilee of the Eighth Centenary of the death – dies natalis – of St. Dominic of Caleruega (c. 1274-1221), which happened on 6th August 1221 in a humid, sweltering Bologna, was inaugurated throughout the Order of Preachers. With the Apostolic Letter Praedicator gratiae, addressed to the whole Dominican Family all over the world, Pope…

St. Dominic Between Center and Periphery
St. Dominic Between Center and Periphery

The Dominican historian Brother Simon Tugwell, in the first of his series of articles on Dominic of Caleruega, published in 1995 in the journal Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum, entitled one chapter “Dominic and his Popes”. There he discussed the personal relationship Dominic had with the first two Popes of the thirteenth century, Innocent III (1198-1216) and Honorius III (1216-1227): it was…

His Beautiful Feet!
His Beautiful Feet!

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the one bringing good news (Isaiah 52:7). Saint Dominic must have had beautiful feet because he allowed those feet to make him an apostle to the peripheries proclaiming Veritas, refuting error and bringing His blessings to all. Those feet were surely holy feet–pure like the virginal lily; fiery and restless like…

The Power of Contemplation
The Power of Contemplation

First of all I would like to thank the Holy Father for this letter to the whole Dominican family. In it he encourages us and urges us to live our Dominican charism more intensely – in my case as a contemplative nun. Our father St. Dominic was, above all, a man of prayer and contemplation. At that time he saw…

Overflowing with the Joy of the Gospel
Overflowing with the Joy of the Gospel

The important, profound letter from Pope Francis addressed to the whole Order in this Jubilee year warmly stirs our communities of contemplative life, reminding us of the commitment and involvement that we nuns have had since the beginning of the “Holy Preaching”. Our Region of South America and the Caribbean, thanks to the merciful love of God, has beacons that…

One Soul and One Heart in God
One Soul and One Heart in God

“The witness of evangelical fraternity (…) remains a fundamental element of the Dominican charism. “This is what we can read in Pope Francis’ beautiful letter to the Order! As Dominican nuns, we live, like all the other branches of the Order, according to the Rule of St. Augustine: “The first thing for which you are gathered together is to dwell…

Perseverance in Fidelity to Our Founding Charism
Perseverance in Fidelity to Our Founding Charism

Pope Francis, our shepherd, writes to us Dominicans “imploring [for us] the grace of perseverance in fidelity to [our] founding charism”, so that we may participate in the work of the universal Church. Nor could it be otherwise, since the Order of Preachers, as a group of proclaimers of Grace and the Gospel, shares in the mission of the Church…

Grace and Unity
Grace and Unity

In his letter marking the 800th anniversary of the ‘birth of St. Dominic into eternal life,’ Pope Francis gave our Order a fantastic summary of the Dominican vocation and charism. Grace and unity are two words that I ponder as I receive this letter as a gift which renews my own enthusiasm for the Dominican life. As an apostolic Sister,…

Called to Respond to the Needs of Our Age
Called to Respond to the Needs of Our Age

I must express my amazement at the precision and insight the pope speaks about our way of life as Dominicans. Surely, he gives an impression of saying things that are both obvious and archaic to every Dominican. He tries to get at the things that must be already behind us as history; yet he brings them out in a way…

Faith and Charity, Truth and Love, Integrity and Compassion
Faith and Charity, Truth and Love, Integrity and Compassion

Two phrases from Pope Francis’s Praedicator Gratiae strike me in particular. First, when he says that as a student in Palencia Dominic “came to appreciate the inseparability of faith and charity, truth and love, integrity and compassion.” Secondly, when in speaking of the importance of life in common in the Dominican tradition and how it inspires a “synodal” form of…

Prædicator Gratiæ: Letter of the Holy Father to the Master of the Order of Preachers for the 8th Centenary of the death of St. Dominic of Caleruega
Prædicator Gratiæ: Letter of the Holy Father to the Master of the Order of Preachers for the 8th Centenary of the death of St. Dominic of Caleruega

To Brother Gerard Francisco Timoner, O.P.,Master General of the Order of Preachers Praedicator Gratiae: among the titles attributed to Saint Dominic, that of “Preacher of Grace” stands out for its consonance with the charism and mission of the Order he founded. In this year that marks the eight hundredth anniversary of Saint Dominic’s death, I gladly join the Friars Preachers…

Prædicator Gratiæ and the Grace of Preaching in the Church
Prædicator Gratiæ and the Grace of Preaching in the Church

The Dominican Family is profoundly grateful to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for writing Praedicator gratiae, his inspiring and encouraging letter to the Order on the 8th Centenary of the dies natalis of St. Dominic of Caleruega. The incipit (title) of his letter echoes the historic event when Pope Honorius III confirmed preaching as the mission of the Order and…

The table of “St Dominic at table with his brethren” in the Church of Santa Maria della Mascarella in Bologna
The table of “St Dominic at table with his brethren” in the Church of Santa Maria della Mascarella in Bologna

The table of “St Dominic at table with his brethren” in the Church of Santa Maria della Mascarella in Bologna Gianni Festa and Eleonora Tioli The table kept in the Church of Santa Maria della Mascarella in Bologna is an invaluable testimony of the history of the Order of Preachers. This is the first depiction of St Dominic ever painted,…

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:…

Dominican celebrations in Albania in honor of St. Dominic
Dominican celebrations in Albania in honor of St. Dominic

On January 17, a solemn Eucharistic celebration opened the jubilee year of St. Dominic at the Dominican Parish of St. George Martyr in Lagjja Mirdita, Durrës, in Albania. His Excellency Msgr. George Frendo, O.P., Metropolitan Archbishop of Tirana-Durres, presided and the parish priest Br. Geoffrey Bugeja, O.P., concelebrated. The celebration began with the rite of the Lucernaria, with readings and prayers, the blessing and…

Opening of the Jubilee 2021 in the Croatian Dominican Province
Opening of the Jubilee 2021 in the Croatian Dominican Province

On the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, on Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Croatian Dominican Province joined for an evening mass in the Dominican Church of the Queen of Holy Rosary in Zagreb to begin the celebration of two great jubilees: the Jubilee Year commemorating the 800th anniversary of the death of Our Holy Father St. Dominic and the 800th…

Cardinal Mario Grech leads Solemn Opening of the Jubilee Year in Vittoriosa
Cardinal Mario Grech leads Solemn Opening of the Jubilee Year in Vittoriosa

The Dominicans of Vittoriosa have opened the Jubilee Year commemorating the 800th anniversary from the death of Our Holy Father St. Dominic with a week-long program. On 31st December the faithful joined the community for a mass starting at 11 o’clock at night to welcome the Jubilee Year. At midnight the bells tolled solemnly to announce the year of St.…

Interview with Sr. Elisa
Interview with Sr. Elisa

Sister Elisa, Happy Jubilee Year. You have pleasantly surprised us with the stickers for whatsApp. We want to know more about you and more about your work in digital evangelism. Who is Sister Elisa? I am Sister Elisa, I belong to the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena. Argentina, I was born in the city of…

Organising Committee for the 8th Centenary from the death of St. Dominic
Organising Committee for the 8th Centenary from the death of St. Dominic

The Organising Committee for the 8th Centenary from the death of St. Dominic in collaboration with St. Albert the Great College, run by the Maltese Dominicans are launching a new book written, illustrated, and designed by Mr. Carlo Fenech. The book, which is to be distributed in schools, is particularly targeted for young children, with a narrative that relates the life of the saint in an innovative,…

Europe is a mission territory
Europe is a mission territory

An interview of the Master of the Order by Victoria Cardiel for Alfa&Omega (SEMANARIO CATÓLICO DE INFORMACIÓN, Del 14 al 20 de enero de 2021, No 1.197, Edición Nacional, www.alfayomega.es) Gerard Francis Timoner III was elected on 13 July 2019 as the new Master of the Order of Preachers, becoming the 88th successor of St. Dominic. The 52-year-old religious, born…

Invitation to the “table” for all in friendship
Invitation to the “table” for all in friendship

It is surprising to start the year with an invitation to sit at the table. At a time when it is difficult to gather together because of the constraints of covid, it is good to know that you are awaited, welcome guests at an appetising banquet of joyful conviviality. It is not a question of breaking the rules by adding…

Word of Thanks
Word of Thanks

We have celebrated the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Thanksgiving, to give thanks to the God for the grace of his Epiphany, his revelation as lumen gentium, “light to all the nations”. In a most special way, we thank God for giving us St. Dominic, the founder and first friar of the Order of Preachers, whom we lovingly call as lumen…

Homily of Cardinal Zuppi
Homily of Cardinal Zuppi

This jubilee year on the occasion of the eighth centenary of the death of St Dominic is a grace for us all. Holiness always helps holiness. I want to thank the whole Dominican Family, the Master of the Order of Preachers, who wanted to share this joy with the Church, and specifically with the Church and City of Bologna. Father…

To the Dominican Family on the Preparation of the 2021 Jubilee
To the Dominican Family on the Preparation of the 2021 Jubilee

Rome, 31 January 2020 Prot. n. 50/18/027 Jubilee 2021 Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Dominican Family, As we begin the year of the Lord 2020, let us keep in mind the forthcoming celebration of the 8th Centenary of the Dies Natalis of our Holy Father St. Dominic. Br. Bruno Cadoré has announced in his letter on 6 August 2018…

OTHER NEWS

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ROME — St. Dominic de Guzmán’s zeal for preaching the Gospel remains an example in today’s world in the Catholic Church’s mission to spread the Good News, Pope Francis said.

News 4

Con motivo del octavo centenario de la muerte de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, el Papa Francisco ha escrito una carta dirigida al superior de la Orden de Predicadores, Gerard Francisco Timoner, O. P.

News 4

Un « laboratoire » de fraternité « prometteur »

Im katholisch.de-Interview erzählt Ordensmeister Pater Gerard Timoner, warum das kein Drama ist und was Mission heute bedeutet.

A tavola con Domenico. Tema scelto per l'800° della morte di San Domenico e, nel tempo in cui viviamo, ne cogliamo la bellezza dello stare insieme e la necessità della condivisione. La tavola è il luogo della condivisione, della celebrazione, della comunione.

The Dominican friars and “Opera per Santa Maria Novella” invite you on the 25th of March to the inauguration of the Jubilee of the founding of the Dominican community of Santa Maria Novella.

News 3

The altar of Saint Thomas Aquinas, at the top of the south aisle in St Dominic's, London, sits right up against the great organ. It was donated by Mrs Monselle in memory of her four sons, all of whom became priests.

Rome Newsroom, Feb 27, 2021 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Eight hundred years ago, a barefoot St. Dominic carried an icon of the Virgin Mary across Rome to entrust the Marian image to a new community of cloistered nuns...

El 5 de febrero, misa de apertura del Año Jubilar oficiada por el vicario episcopal para la Vida Consagrada

Il 6 gennaio presso l’Arca che ne custodisce il corpo, il card. Matteo Zuppi, arcivescovo di Bologna, alla presenza del Maestro dell’Ordine Domenicano, fr. Francisco Gerard Timoner III (87° successore di san Domenico) è stato aperto l’Anno Giubilare...

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In de ogen van theoloog Fabio Lozano is de westerse waarheidsopvatting en grondafbakening gewelddadig, en econoom Carlos Corredor ziet het kapitalistische model als onhoudbaar.

La encuadernación artesanal de libros y la reproducción de figuras policromadas mediante técnicas del Renacimiento español son nuestro medio de vida.

Las dominicas de la Congregación Romana de Santo Domingo de Tamaraceite (Canarias) ofrecen a la Familia Dominicana de todo el mundo participar en una oración semanal para celebrar el jubileo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán.

El secretario general de la Orden de Predicadores ha recordado la figura de su fundador con motivo del Año Jubilar por el VIII Centenario de su fallecimiento

News 2

La Orden de Predicadores convoca, con motivo de los 800 años “Dies Natalis” de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, un Año Jubilar con el lema: “En la mesa con Santo Domingo”.

"Sono stati giorni di grande condivisione con quanti vivono e hanno vissuto questa situazione: sento il debito di poterlo raccontare, di mettermi di nuovo in servizio con più consapevolezza e anche in modo più vicino a chi soffre per la pandemia"

Priore padre Davide Pedone, 3 gennaio su Bologna Sette:
Il 6 gennaio con la Messa delle 18, nella Basilica di San Domenico si apriranno le celebrazioni che rievocheranno, con la presenza del Maestro dell’Ordine dei Frati Predicatori, fra Gerard Timoner, la morte di San Domenico avvenuta il 6 agosto 1221 a Bologna.

Con una celebrazione eucaristica presieduta dall’arcivescovo di Bologna, card. Matteo Zuppi, nella basilica di san Domenico della città felsinea, si è aperto mercoledì scorso 6 gennaio l’anno giubilare in occasione dell’VIII centenario della morte di san Domenico Guzman...

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“Tenero come una mamma, forte come un diamante”. Due opposti, usati dal domenicano Henri-Dominique Lacordaire, per definire un uomo innamorato di Dio, asceso al cielo il 6 agosto 1221 a Bologna.

“A tavola con San Domenico” è il tema dell’anno giubilare indetto dall’Ordine domenicano per l’VIII centenario della morte di san Domenico di Guzmán, avvenuta nel 1221 a Bologna.

Qui est saint Dominique (1170-1221), le fondateur de l’Ordre des Prêcheurs ?
Dans un style vivant et accessible, le frère Alexandre nous fait découvrir ce saint majeur du 13e siècle et infatigable prédicateur.

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