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A God on Man’s Trail

A God on Man’s Trail

A God on Man’s Trail A winter school for Dominican friars An Ideal Location Istanbul is the place where two continents and many cultures meet. In the city with three names (Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul) and located among three seas (the Marmara Sea, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus) you can stroll among the remnants of ancient Roman palaces, gorgeous…

A new Prior Provincial for the Province of St. Augustine in West Africa

A new Prior Provincial for the Province of St. Augustine in West Africa

Un nouveau prieur provincial pour la Province saint Augustin en Afrique de l’Ouest The Master of the Order, fr. Gérard Francisco TIMONER III, O.P. confirmed the election of fr. Bertrand Claude AKPAGBE, OP as the new Provincial of the Province of Saint Augustine in West Africa (September 7, 2019). Fr. Bertrand Claude accepted the election on September 8, 2019. The…

The Rosary

The Rosary

The Rosary Many saints and community founders have jealously felt a certain pride in saying that he had received of the Virgin Mary herself the responsibility to preach and to spread the practice of recitation and devotion of the Rosary. A 17th century pope would even have asked that we stops this competition. All this to say that devotion to…

The face of Saint Dominic

The face of Saint Dominic

The face of Saint Dominic Carved by Fr Felicísimo Martínez Díez, O.P. We know fr Felicísimo because he is an artisan of reflection on religious life and evangelization in today’s world. Few of us know the art of wood carving, to which he devotes himself especially during his holidays. Today, St. Dominic’s carved wooden face is surrounded by a large…

2019 ANNUAL REGIONAL ASSEMBLY – OP LAITY REGION IV

2019 ANNUAL REGIONAL ASSEMBLY – OP LAITY REGION IV

“Tracing the Roots Back to the History of the Order” is the theme of the 2019 Annual Regional Gathering of the Dominican Lay Fraternities of Region IV held in the Daragang Magayon Hall of the University of Santo Tomas – Legazpi last August 11, 2019. Expounded in the most comprehensive yet unsophisticated manner by the General Promoter of the Dominican…

Celebrations in the Vicariate of Burundi-Rwanda

Celebrations in the Vicariate of Burundi-Rwanda

From August 07 to 19, 2019, the Dominican friars of the Provincial Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi met in Rwanda where they celebrated various happy events together. On August 07 2019, in the convent of St. Dominic of Kigali, during the 6pm Mass with vespers, six young people including two Rwandans, two Burundians and two brothers from the Provincial Vicariate…

In Medio Ecclesiae

In Medio Ecclesiae

In Medio Ecclesiae In about a month, many Christians around the world will be celebrating “Reformation Day,” a day commemorating Martin Luther’s well-known dissent against the Catholic Church and the subsequent religious revolution that took place in the following centuries. Today, however, Catholic Christians around the world are celebrating the life of a man who came just a generation after…

Kraków: Extraordinary Music Workshops Ended Last Sunday

Kraków: Extraordinary Music Workshops Ended Last Sunday

Kraków: Extraordinary Music Workshops Ended Last Sunday Here is a snapshot of this year’s event: four Masses, three phenomenal concerts, seven lectures, six workshops, and many hours of independent musical coaching. Over 300 participants attended. We began the first day with solemn Mass at noon, followed by lunch. Afterward, participants attended thematic sections on Gregorian chant, choral conducting, vocal coaching,…

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