New Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Dominic of Canada

New Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Dominic of Canada

June 7, 2022
The Province of St. Dominic of Canada elected fr Yves Bériault, OP, as Prior Provincial for a four-year term. After his confirmation by fr Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers, fr Yves accepted his election.

New Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Martin de Porres, USA

New Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Martin de Porres, USA

On June 4, 2022, the friars of the Province of St. Martin de Porres, USA, elected Brother Roberto Merced, O.P., as Prior Provincial for a four-year term. Following his confirmation by Brother Gerard Timoner, III, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers, on the Solemnity of Pentecost, Br. Roberto accepted his election. Br. Roberto was born in 1961 in Aguas…

New Prior Provincial of the Province of the Assumption

New Prior Provincial of the Province of the Assumption

On 17 May 2022, the friars of the Province of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary elected Brother Dominic Murphy, OP, as Prior Provincial for a four year term. Following his confirmation by Brother Gerard Timoner III, OP, Master of the Order of Preach

Letter of the Master of the Order: Litany of the Dominican Saints for Peace

Letter of the Master of the Order: Litany of the Dominican Saints for Peace

Ash WednesdayRome, 2 March 2022 Prot. 50/22/111 Letters to the Order “Even now,” declares the Lord,  “return to me with all your heart,    with fasting and weeping and mourning.…sound the trumpet, declare a holy fast… gather the people”Joel 2:12, 15 Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Dominican Family, Pope Francis called for the dedication of Ash Wednesday, 2 March 2022, as a universal…

New Socius of the Master of the Order for Latin America and the Caribbean

New Socius of the Master of the Order for Latin America and the Caribbean

On 20 February 2022, the Master of the Order, Brother Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, appointed Brother Juan Manuel Hernández, OP, from the Province of Santiago de Mexico, as his Socius for Latin America and the Caribbean. He succeeds Brother Luis Javier Rubio, OP, who was recently elected Prior Provincial of the Province of Mexico. Born in 1970 in the…

German Province of Teutonia Re-elects Prior Provincial 

German Province of Teutonia Re-elects Prior Provincial 

The Dominican friars of the German Province of Teutonia have re-elected Brother Peter Kreutzwald, OP, as their Prior Provincial for a second four-year term. The re-election took place at the Provincial Chapter of Teutonia, which was held at the Dominican convent of Heilig Kreuz (Holy Cross) in Cologne, Germany, where the provincialate of the province is located. Br. Peter accepted…

New Prior Provincial of the Province of Poland

New Prior Provincial of the Province of Poland

Brother Łukasz Wiśniewski, OP, was elected the Provincial of the Polish Dominican Province on 29 January 2022. Following his confirmation by Brother Gerard Timoner III, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers, Br. Łukasz accepted his election. Brother Łukasz was born in 1984 in Pasłęk, Poland. He joined the Dominican Order in 2003. In 2004, at the end of the General Chapter in Krakow, he…

New Prior Provincial of the Province of Brazil

New Prior Provincial of the Province of Brazil

After the election and confirmation by the Master of the Order of Preachers, and his acceptance, Brother André Luis Tavares, OP became the 7th Prior Provincial of the Province of Frei Bartolomeu de Las Casas in Brazil, 28 January 2022. Brother André Tavares is 40 years old. He is from Jaboticabal, São Paulo. Before joining the Order of Preachers, he…

Province of Bohemia re-elects Prior Provincial

Province of Bohemia re-elects Prior Provincial

Fr. Lukáš Fošum was born in 1977 in České Budějovice in South Bohemia. After graduating from high school, he studied medicine and worked as an anaesthetist for two years. In 2003 he entered in the Order, made his novitiate in Zvolen, Slovakia, and studied philosophy in Bordeaux and theology in Toulouse, and then obtained the Doctorate in Moral Theology in Fribourg. He was Master of brothers students…

Province of Slovakia Re-Elects Prior Provincial

Province of Slovakia Re-Elects Prior Provincial

The friars of the Dominican Province of Slovakia have reelected Brother Damián Juraj Mačura as their Prior Provincial for the next four years. The election took place on 25 January 2022 at the Provincial Chapter and was subsequently confirmed by Brother Gerard Timoner III, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers, and accepted by Br. Damián.  Brother Damián was born…

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