On 27 August 2023, the Vicariate of Angola welcomed three new priests: Mário Cardoso Lisboa Cuvalela, OP, Mariano Dinha Domingos, OP, and Tomás Chissambo Luís, OP. They were ordained by Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias. The event was attended by fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, Master of the Order.
On Sunday, 27 August 2023, in Helsinki Cathedral, Brother Gregorius Pehrman, OP, made his solemn profession in the Order as a cooperator brother. For the Dominican family, whose friars played a central role in the evangelization of the country in the 13th century, the event had a historic character. Even though Brother Gregorius is the third Finn to join the Order since the friars returned to Finland in 1949 (the friars made profession in France during their formation), it was the first profession of a religious in Finland since the Reformation.
Fr. Robert will take up his duties as President of the PIMS on 1 October 2023, the start of the new academic year.
First meeting of the Dominican Family of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon, Puerto Maldonado, from 3 to 8 July 2023.
Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars” by Bro Augustine Thompson OP offers a significant historical account of the Order. Available in Spanish and French, it sheds light on the often overlooked lives of these brothers, from Saint Dominic to the present day.
Among the thirteen patrons of the next World Youth Day, to be held in Lisbon from 1 to 6 August 2023, three were members of the Order of Preachers. They are Saint Bartholomew of the Martyrs (1514-1590), Blessed Joan of Portugal (1452-1490) and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925).
June 22-26, 2023
Dominican Justice and Peace Promoters in Africa gathered to address challenges including forced migration, climate change, and bad governance. They emphasized the significance of education, influencing governance, and promoting solidarity in tackling these issues for the integral development of Africans and Africa as a continent.
On the 7th of June 2023, with great joy, the Province of St Joseph the Worker, Nigeria and Ghana celebrated the conferment of the academic title Magister in Sacra Theologia (STM) by the Master of the Order, Fr Gerard Timoner III, OP on a son of the province, Fr Anthony Akinwale, OP. The conferment was celebrated with a thanksgiving Mass and a magistral lecture by the recipient.
From 29 May to 2 June 2023, the Meeting of the Cooperator Brothers of the Order of Preachers in Latin America and the Caribbean was held in the convent of San Luis Beltrán, Agua Viva, in Amecameca, Mexico.
The novices and formators of the provinces of Ireland, Belgium, Upper Germany and Austria, Teutonia and Croatia met in Bologna from 6 to 10 June 2023. Novices from the Provinces of Ireland, Upper Germany & Austria, Teutonia and Belgium convened at the patriarchal priory of Bologna to attend a retreat preached by brother Paul Murray. The initiative is part of…