Province of Australia and New Zealand
Preaching the Blessed Light
“Courage,” the disciples say, “He is calling you!” This joyous message first given to the blind Batimaeus greatly encourages us friars, who ourselves have heard it as we now preach to others. The Lord’s voice is clear and resounds in every human person; he cannot be ignored!
We friars pray your time is well spent reading over what we show you here. May it lead you to consider speaking with one of us soon about your future, on which God’s will has already been stamped. Choose freely what God has chosen for you!
The great courage to be shown as you discern your vocation will be called on every day, but it will be your highest honour and most abundant joy, and so, your salvation for the eternal life.
Fr Paul Rowse, OP
Experience Dominican Life
'Come and See' Weekends are a great opportunity to get a feel for what the Dominicans are about, how we live our lives, how we pray, and why each of us joined the Order of Preachers. It is a great opportunity to get a deeper understanding of religious life in general and in particular our way of living it through the charism of our founder, St Dominic. Our next 'Come and See' weekend is in Sydney, NSW:
Ask the Vocations Director
Fr. Thomas Azzi is a priest of the Dominican Order. A graduate of the University of Sydney having studied commerce and law, Fr. Thomas joined the Dominican Order in 2007. His formation has seen him assigned to Brisbane, Hong Kong, Adelaide, Melbourne and now Sydney where he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Anthony Fisher in June, 2014. Fr. Thomas is chaplain to the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) as well as Sancta Sophia College, a residential College of the University of Sydney. He is also the Provincial Promoter of Vocations for the Dominicans.
Auteur: Vivian Boland OP
Auteur: Mary Jeremiah Gillett, OP
Auteur: Ruth Poochigan, OP
Auteur: Mary Ellen Green, O.P.
Auteur: Br. Alan Piper, O.P.
Auteur: Fr. Antonio Praena
Auteur: Fr. Louis-Marie Ariño-Durand, o.p.
Auteur: Barbara Kane, O.P.
Auteur: MM. Dominicas
Saint of the Day
Richard Thirkeld was ordained a priest in France in 1579, and returned to homeland of York, England, soon after to serve as a home missioner. There he was arrested on the eve of the Annunciation in 1538 for the crime of being a priest.He was imprisoned for two months before being brought to court on May 27, 1538 for hearing confessions and bringing lapsed Catholics back to the Church. He was sentenced to death the following day, May 29, was executed in York. He used his short time in jail to minister to the other prisoners, especially those sentenced to death.He was executed secretly because authorities feared that his public execution would have caused a public demonstration.He was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1886.