Meeting of the Board of Spem Miram Internationalis (SMI)

Meeting of the Board of Spem Miram Internationalis (SMI)

The SMI Board met in person in Rome last May (4-6).
During the sessions were presented: the report of the year 2021 (ACG Trogir, 2013, 203), the new Statute of the Fund for Initial Formation (ACG Biên Hòa, 2019, 228); approved by the Master of the Order and his Council in November 2021 and the report of SMI to the General Chapter of Tultenango 2022.

Dutch and Belgian Dominicans merge into one province

Dutch and Belgian Dominicans merge into one province

As of Monday May 30, the Dutch and Belgian Dominicans will form one province. This will take place by the reading of a decree by the Master of the Order Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III OP who will visit the Netherlands for this occasion.

UST Manila Concludes Three-Year Democracy Project with the Holy See

UST Manila Concludes Three-Year Democracy Project with the Holy See

In 2019, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, Philippines, was selected as one of the 14 local antennas across 13 countries for an undertaking sponsored by the Fondazione Pontificia Gravissimum Educationis on “Democracy: An educational urgency in pluricultural and plurireligious contexts.”

Caleruega Gathers Nineteen Superiors for Annual Workshop

Caleruega Gathers Nineteen Superiors for Annual Workshop

Right at the heart of the birthplace of the Dominican Order’s founder, nineteen newly elected and re-elected Priors Provincial and Priors Vice Provincial spent ten days of fruitful workshop with the accompaniment of the Master of the Order, Brother Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, and members of the General Curia from March 15-24, 2022.  Hosting the annual activity this year…

First Chapter of the Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi

First Chapter of the Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi

The Brothers of the Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi Celebrate Their First Vicarial Chapter  On February 14-18, 2022, about twenty solemnly professed brothers from the three communities of the Provincial Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi (Kigali, Bujumbura and Nyagatare) met at the Marie Reine de la Confiance Center in Bujumbura (Burundi) for the first time in a statutory Vicarial Chapter. …

Royal Monastery of santo Domingo in Caleruega

Royal Monastery of santo Domingo in Caleruega

First Monastery of the Order in Spain to Pass under the Vigilance of the Master of the Order. The vigilance of monasteries is governed by Canon Law. In the 2018 Instruction Cor Orans (Praying Heart: CO) on the application of the Apostolic Constitution Vultum Dei Quarere (Seeking the Face of God) on women’s contemplative life, this vigilance has been revised and adapted to the…

Monsignor Jean-Paul VESCO, new archbishop of Algiers

Monsignor Jean-Paul VESCO, new archbishop of Algiers

After nine years at the head of the diocese of Oran, the Dominican friar, Bishop Jean-Paul VESCO,  was appointed by Pope Francis to head the metropolitan archdiocese of the Algerian capital, (27.12.2021). He succeeds Archbishop Paul Desfarges, who has reached the age of retirement . Algiers has a new archbishop.  Born in Lyon in 1962, Jean-Paul Vesco joined the Dominican order…

Province of St. Louis Bertrand Forms First Group of Priestly Fraternities in Latin America

Province of St. Louis Bertrand Forms First Group of Priestly Fraternities in Latin America

Since February of the present year 2021, some diocesan priests from Colombia and Venezuela have been meeting virtually every two weeks in order to orient themselves towards a Dominican priestly fraternity. Their interest in the charism of the Order of Preachers has been encouraged by their closeness to the friars and to the women congregations of the Order, of which…

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