The Solace of the Beatitudes: The Martyrdom of Sr. Maura Clarke and Sr. Ita Ford

The Solace of the Beatitudes: The Martyrdom of Sr. Maura Clarke and Sr. Ita Ford

It was a convent without walls in which Sr. Maura Clarke and Sr. Ita Ford lived. They were two sisters of Maryknoll, better known as the “Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic”, who, from the beginning to the end of their religious life, immersed themselves in missionary life, alongside the poorest, to the point of martyrdom. Just over forty years have…

Dominican Family and Human Rights: past, present and future

Dominican Family and Human Rights: past, present and future

Fr. Mike, the Dominican Family – especially in Spanish speaking countries – will be happy to receive a new contribution to Justice and Peace with this book. Can we still say that there are Dominicans who are dedicated to the defence of the most vulnerable? Where do we find them and who do they defend? There remain so many Dominicans…

Radiant colours, a challenge to creativity in times of pandemic

Radiant colours, a challenge to creativity in times of pandemic

The year 2020 has immersed us in a vital journey of multiple dimensions, to take care of our lives and maintain hope in uncertain contexts. From an educational point of view, this was a radical change, since in our country, Argentina, we only had nine days of face-to-face meetings with our students to suddenly go through a whole school cycle…

Letter of the MO: Solemnity of St. Dominic

Letter of the MO: Solemnity of St. Dominic

Christus in vobis, spes gloriae Colossenses 1:27 Dear Brothers and Sisters, O Spem Miram! O Wonderful Hope! This is our hymn to St. Dominic, the father and first brother of our Order. The usual images that evoke hope are a new-born baby, a brilliant dawn, flowers and fruits of spring time, depictions of new life and new beginnings. In this time of…

The École Biblique Honoured at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres

The École Biblique Honoured at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres

13 March 2020 On March 6th, a delegation from the École Biblique of Jerusalem was received at the Institut de France by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (AIBL) as part of the celebration of the centenary of the École’s recognition as an École archéologique française. The theme of the day was “The Taste of the Orient” (originaly, in French :…

Basilica of Santa Sabina is closed due to prevention of COVID 19

Basilica of Santa Sabina is closed due to prevention of COVID 19

Basilica of Santa Sabina will stay closed for health prevention of COVID19 from the 3rd of April, 2020 Dominican friars thank you for your understanding for all people full of faith who come to pray in the Basilica of Santa Sabina and also to whom visit it for its great historical value. At the health level, we are living a…

Homily by Pope Francis

Homily by Pope Francis

We are dust in the universe,” he said.“Yet we are dust loved by God.” In the afternoon today – Ash Wednesday, the day of the beginning of Lent – a prayer assembly took place in the form of the Roman “Stations”, presided over by the Holy Pope Francis. At 4.30 p.m., in the church of Sant’Anselmo on the Aventine, a…

Christmas message from the Master of the Order

Christmas message from the Master of the Order

Rome, 22 December 2019 Anniversary of the Confirmation of the Order of Preachers Prot. 50/19/761_MO_Messages “Non temere, Maria, perché hai trovato grazia presso Dio. Ecco concepirai un figlio, lo darai alla luce e lo chiamerai Gesù.” Luke 1: 30-31 (CEI translation) Dear Brothers and Sisters, As I write this Christmas message to you, I was astonished to discover belatedly that…

New Socius of the Master of the Order for Asia and the Pacific

New Socius of the Master of the Order for Asia and the Pacific

The Master of the Order, brother Gérard Francisco TIMONER III, O. P., appointed fr. Raj Mannes AMIRTHA, O.P. as the new socius for Asia and the Pacific. Fr. Raj Mannes was born on 21 March 1953, made profession in the Order of Preachers on 20 June 1974 and was ordained a priest on 26 October 1980. As a new socius,…

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