New Archivist of the Order

New Archivist of the Order

Tabularii Ordinis Praefectus Fratrem Augustin LAFFAY, O.P. The Master of the Order, fr Gerard Francisco TIMONER III, O.P. has appointed  fr. Augustin LAFFAY, O.P. as the new Archivist of the Order. Fr. Augustin LAFFAY, O.P. tells us more about his journey: Born in 1965 in France, I lived mainly in Lyon until I entered religious life in 1994. After the baccalaureate,…

Interview with Fr. Raj Mannes AMIRTHA, O.P.

Interview with Fr. Raj Mannes AMIRTHA, O.P.

fr Raj Mannes AMIRTHA, O.P. belongs to the Province of the Dominican Friars of India, and is well aware of its national reality. He is now the new Socius of the Master for Asia and the Pacific. Dominican month for peace has focused on India, what do you want to say to the Dominican Family of the World?             For a…

A new Priest for the Province of Rosario

A new Priest for the Province of Rosario

On December 23, at the parish of the Holy Cross in San Juan, Philippines, we attended the priestly ordination of Brother Gregory. He was ordained by His Excellency the Most Reverend Broderick Pabillo, Auxiliary Bishop of Manila. In attendance was Fr. Solis, our Prior Provincial and Fr Napoleon, the Prior Provincial of the Philippine Province, Fray Jerome, the Vicar Provincial…

Christmas message from the Master of the Order

Christmas message from the Master of the Order

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 here in Rome, there is an inspiring art installation entitled “Ai nati oggi”…

Audience of the Master of the Order with the Holy Father Francis

Audience of the Master of the Order with the Holy Father Francis

Holy See, December 7th, 2019 Fr. Gérard Francisco Timoner III, Master of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominican), expressed his gratitude and greetings on behalf of the Order of Preachers with these words: Holy Father, At the beginning of my service as Master of the Order of Preachers, I come to ask for your blessing. I renew Domingo de Guzman's…
Fr. Tomás de Aquino Nguyen Truong Tam, O.P. has been elected Prior Provincial of the Queen of Martyrs Province in Vietnam.

Fr. Tomás de Aquino Nguyen Truong Tam, O.P. has been elected Prior Provincial of the Queen of Martyrs Province in Vietnam.

December 12, 2019 The capitulars friars of the Provincial Chapter of the Queen of Martyrs Province of Vietnam have elected fr. Tomás de Aquino Nguyen Truong Tam, O.P. as their Prior Provincial. The Master of the Order fr. Gerard Francisco TIMONER III, O.P. has confirmed the election. Fr. Tomás has accepted the election and made his Profession of Faith. Fr.…

Young Dominicans teach, promote Gregorian chant through unique YouTube channel

Young Dominicans teach, promote Gregorian chant through unique YouTube channel

O Clavis David O.P. (20 Decembris)   In October, two young student-brothers, br. Alexandre Frezzato (Switzerland) and br. Stefan Ansinger (Netherlands), founded a channel to teach Gregorian chant in the Dominican tradition via YouTube. The channel is called OPChant. There is really nothing else like this online. Subscriptions are growing surprisingly quickly, especially since LifeSiteNews profiled them, as did New Liturgical Movement. This a…
Calendar Ordinis Praedicatorum

Calendar Ordinis Praedicatorum

It has already been in force since November 30, 2019. Santa Sabina, Dec. 1, 2019 It is important to remember that the Calendarium Ordinis Praedicatorum came into effect with the first Vespers on the first Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2019. The new calendar is the result of the work of the International Liturgical Commission of the Order (CLIOP) and…

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