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,…

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2020

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2020

“We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor 5:20) The Vatican releases Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2020, in which the Holy Father invites the faithful to embrace the paschal mystery as the basis for conversion. In his Message for Lent 2020, Pope Francis points to the paschal mystery – the mystery of Jesus’ Passion, Death,…

Promoter General Of The Nuns

Promoter General Of The Nuns

Appointment of fr. Fernando Antonio GARCÍA FERNÁNDEZ, O.P. as the new Promoter General of the Nuns. The Master of the Order, fr Gerard Francisco TIMONER III, O.P. has appointed fr Fernando Antonio GARCÍA FERNÁNDEZ, O.P. as Promoter General of the Nuns. Fr Fernando succeeds fr César VALERO BAJO, O.P. whom we thank and pray for. Fr. Fernando is from Mexico…

Fra. Innocenzo Venchi, O.P. (1931-2020)

Fra. Innocenzo Venchi, O.P. (1931-2020)

The General Postulation of the Order wish to express her gratitude to the Lord for the service to the Order and to the Church of Fra. Innocenzo Venchi, O.P. (1931-2020). Professed in 1948 for the province of Saint Peter Martyr in Italy, ordained priest in 1956, secretary of the General Postulation of the Order of Preachers from 1957-1975 and General…

Valentine’s Day with St. John Paul II

Valentine’s Day with St. John Paul II

I like Saint Valentine. I am also a big fan of Christian marriage, and he was martyred for illegally presiding over Christian marriages. Through some bizarre accident of history, his feast-day is observed by the secular world, but the Church has taken him off the General Calendar. Unfortunately, I think very few people who mark this day on their personal…

Review of the doctoral dessertation

Review of the doctoral dessertation

On the December 6th at the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome there was the defence of the doctoral dessertation of fr. Llewellyn Muscat O.P., secretary of the General Postulation of the Order. The title of his work is: Il governo dell’Ordine dei Predicatori dall’Inter graviores (1804) al magistero di Angelo Domenico Ancarani (1838-1844) [(The government of the Order of the…

A Tavola con San Domenico

A Tavola con San Domenico

Call for photographs On the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the death of Saint Dominic, an exhibition in the Basilica of San Domenico in Bologna will give the public the opportunity to discover the oldest known portrait of Saint Dominic, painted around 1238 and representing the founder of the Order of Preachers at the table with 48 brothers. In…

Vocation for communion

Vocation for communion

Convent San Sisto (Rome), 28 December 2019 “If the superior is concerned about dialogue with her sister, she is taking care of her vocation,” says Fr Gerard Francis TIMONER III, O.P. Master of the Order. Gerard was invited to give a conference on religious life at the event “Creation: a project of God’s love for humanity” held in Rome from…

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