Fr. Rómulo Vásquez Gavidia, OP, discusses the Dominican mission in the Amazon, which began in 1900. Collaboration and challenges persist as the 10-year funding agreement with Hispania ends in 2027, requiring the Order to play a more significant role.
In a meeting of Dominican Amazonian Missions in Puerto Maldonado, from July 2nd to 8th, 2023, Bishop David Martínez de Aguirre Guinea reflects on the Dominican Order’s commitment to keeping alive the church in the Peruvian Amazon. This gathering offered hope in a region where religious presence is declining, emphasizing the importance of the Amazon’s contribution to the world.
From 2 to 8 July 2023 in the Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon took place a fruitful first meeting of the Dominican Family of Latin America and the Caribbean, organised by the General Curia of the Order of Preachers, the Province of St. John the Baptist of Peru, the Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado (VICAPM) and CIDALC.
A book of tributes to Albert Nolan OP, the renowned South African priest, author, theologian, and anti-apartheid activist, has been published. The 500-page volume includes contributions from 71 of Nolan’s friends and contemporaries, reflecting on his intellectual prowess, humility, and commitment to the anti-apartheid struggle. The book also highlights Nolan’s role in writing the Kairos document, his anti-apartheid activism, and how he supported activists during the apartheid era. The tributes celebrate his joyful and welcoming nature, distinguishing him from the traditional view of prophets.
The Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto hosted a conference on Dominican liturgical research on March 6th and 7th, 2023, with specialists and Dominican friars from seven different provinces in attendance.
Dear Sisters and Dear Brothers, in this short letter we would like to thank each of you most sincerely for your compassion and solidarity with Ukraine. We, brothers and sisters who remain in Ukraine, have experienced your closeness since the first days of war. Many of you, especially in the social media, used this phrase: “I have a family in Ukraine.” And indeed, you have shown us through your support, prayers and concern that we are truly brothers and sisters in Our Holy Father Dominic.
The Dominican laywoman Ms. Mª Ángeles de la Riva is the new director of the House of Spirituality of Caleruega. From January 2023, the House of Spirituality of Caleruega, of the Province of Hispania, has begun a new stage in the management of all the services it offers. For this new stage, Mrs. Mª de los Ángeles de la Riva,…
Mark De Caluwe was born in Ghent in 1936, on 28 July – the anniversary of J.S. Bach’s death, as he liked to say. Coming from a large family – he was the second of ten children – he always remained very attached to his family. His father Adiel (1906-1988) was a doctor specialising in gynaecology. Together with his wife…
A new initiative of the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph, the pilgrimage kicks off on January 30 with a nine-month novena to Our Lady. It culminates on September 30—the eve of Rosary Sunday—in our nation’s capital with a full-day, national event at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located next to the campus of the Catholic University of America.
The Philippines finally has a minor basilica in honor of the great preacher of grace, St Dominic. On 14 January 2023, a historic parish church first founded by the early Dominican missionaries in the Philippines was formally declared a minor basilica by decree of His Holiness Pope Francis. The parish church of St Dominic, located at the heart of San…