As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, we welcome all the Dominican friars who just arrived in Rome to pursue various forms of studies. On Wednesday 19 November 2014, as he usually does, the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador met with some of these brothers. In the fraternal discussion he had with them, the Master tried to find out the various courses they are studying, where they are studying, how they are settling down and the challenges they are currently encountering in that regard. In all these, he welcomed them to Rome and encouraged them to be steadfast in their studies.
They are ten brothers from different provinces in the Order and studying different courses at different universities in Rome.
At our own Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), we have the following brothers,
fr Joseph Nguyen Hoang Vinh (Vietnam) studying Ecumenism,
fr Peter Tran Van Huong (Vietnam) studying Canon Law,
fr Daniel Sampath Veigas (India) studying Canon Law,
fr Ezra Sullivan (St Joseph, USA) studying Moral Theology and
fr Francisco Javier Sanchez Pinero (Holy Rosary Province) studying Theology.
Two are studying Patristics at the Patristic Institute of St Augustine (Augustinianum);
fr Damien Elime-Bougoume (France) and
fr Austine Dominic Litke (St Joseph, USA).
fr Iderman Andrade Suarez (Colombia) is studying Liturgy at the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm,
fr Fabian Elicio Rico Virguez (Colombia) is studying Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute while
fr Adrien de Fouchier (France) is doing some research work on the Arabic manuscripts of the Vatican Library.
Also present at the meeting were fr Vivian Boland, the Vicar of the Master of the Order and fr Michael Mascari, the Socius for Studies in the Order.

(20 November 2014)