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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Walsingham Pilgrimage 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Each year the Dominican brethren, sisters, laity, and faithful, who are associated with our communities, make pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. This year was no exception. Events like this annual pilgrimage are a wonderful opportunity for the Dominican family from across the country to meet together in prayer and fellowship. Read more

The Ascension

Sunday, May 17, 2015
“As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky as he went, when suddenly two men in white were standing beside them, and they said, 'Why are you Galileans standing here looking into the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come back in the same way as you have seen him go to heaven'” (Acts 1:9-11). Read more

Consecrated Life: What is a Charism?

Friday, May 15, 2015

I guess we all have come across charismatic people in our lives. It might have been in a personal encounter, it might have been through the media. What is it that makes them charismatic? What makes them so compellingly attractive? What is it that, when they enter a room, the atmosphere really changes? Read more

St Matthias

Thursday, May 14, 2015

We don't know many things about Matthias. The only thing that Luke says about him in the Acts of the Apostles is that he is one of the men who have accompanied the Apostles during the life of Jesus from his baptism until the ascension and that he is a witness of his resurrection (Acts 1:21-22). In fact, Luke, thanks to the person of Matthias, says more about what it is to be an Apostle. Because Matthias is indeed an apostle, added to the eleven others after the death of Judas. Read more

Consecrated Life: Historical Perspective

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

When examining the past we can often fall into the error of privileging a perceived ‘Golden Age’ located far in the mists of time or, on the other hand, we might, through critical historical examination, come to the conclusion that ‘it was ever thus’ and suppose that there is no real change and everything is much the same. Read more

The Lost Knowledge of Christ – new book by Dominic White OP

Monday, May 11, 2015

Congratulations to our brother, Fr Dominic White OP, who has just published The Lost Knowledge of Christ: Contemporary Spiritualities, Christian Cosmology and the Arts (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015) Read more

Our Lady: Patroness of Preachers

Friday, May 08, 2015

It was God’s will that Christ should come into the world through Mary’s prayerful ‘yes’. So today it is God’s will to come afresh into our world through Mary’s prayers. Read more

St Vincent Ferrer

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

St Vincent Ferrer is a well-known Dominican friar who was known for preaching penance. Read more

Dominican Way 2015 - financial support closing soon

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Dominican Way youth pilgrimage still has places left, but the deadline to apply for financial support is fast approaching on 22 May.  Read more

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