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2017.01.21 Holy Mass for the 8th Centenary of the Dominican Order
St. Dominic de Guzman, O.P.
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Plenary Indulgence for the Dominican Jubilee
We are pleased to inform you that His Holiness Pope Francis has granted the possibility of receiving the plenary indulgence to all the faithful participating in the Jubilee celebrations that will take place both internationally and in each province and to all those who will participate in a pilgrimage to the churches and chapels of the Dominican family. The terms and conditions to receive the indulgence are described in the document sent by the Apostolic Penitentiary. Click here for more information.
Dominican Jubilee Inserts
The Province of St. Albert the Great, USA, has produced 52 small articles commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Order. These articles are suitable for copying-and-pasting into Sunday bulletins but can be used also for other purposes, too. Most of the articles are of general interest but a handful pertain to specific topics of concern to the Province of St. Albert the Great.
These articles are free for the use of any entity in the Dominican Family. Please Click Here to access the articles.
Fr. Tom McDermott,OP
Coordinator of the project
(Posted: 14 October 2015 on Order Of Preachers site)
June 5 – 12, 2016: Spain and France and June 12 – 17, 2016: Italy Extension
Celebrate the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers on pilgrimage with the Western Dominican Province. Travel with friends and friars as you enrich your faith and walk “In the Footsteps of Saint Dominic.” Prices start at $3,520 per person (including airfare).
Learn more about the Pilgrimage here.
Dominicans: embody mercy in life
Pope Francis to Dominicans: embody mercy in life”
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegram to the Master General of the Order of Preachers – the Dominicans – who are currently holding the General Chapter of Priors Provincial in the central Italian city of Bologna.
The General Chapter of Priors General is the second of three specific kinds of General Chapters, each being held at three-year intervals for a 9-year cycle that ends with the election of a new Master General. The sequence begins with General Chapter of delegates – called “diffinitors” in Dominican parlance; then the General Chapter of Priors Provincial; and then, the Elective General Chapter.
This General Chapter of Priors Provincial is taking place in the context of the 800th anniversary of the confirmation of the Order under Pope Honorius III, and in the middle of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Read more...
Pope Francis to the Order, “Many thanks for all you do in and for the Church”
After the Opening Mass of the Jubilee presided over by the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadore, the following day (Sunday, 8 November), the Dominican family gathered again at St Peter’s Square to pray the Angelus with Pope Francis.
From the window of the Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father first gave a short reflection based on the Gospel reading of the day (Mk 12:38-44), then he led the Angelus in Latin after which he gave his blessing. After the blessing he paid special tributes to certain groups at the square and saved the best for last. The final tribute went to the members of the Order of Preachers. In his own words,
“I greet the representatives of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) who, yesterday, commenced the eight centenary of their foundation, that the Lord may bless them abundantly on this occasion. And many thanks for all you do in and for the Church.”
At these words, there was a loud shout of joy from the crowd, mostly from the Dominicans in the crowd. With these words, our joy was complete. The celebration of the opening of the Jubilee was brought to its fulfilment for those present.
The Jubilee year has been launched not only in Santa Sabina but all over the Dominican world. There are already series of activities lined up throughout the year both at local and international levels. At the end of the Jubilee year, it is the hope of the Order that Pope Francis will celebrate the Closing Mass of the Jubilee on the 21st of January 2017.