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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

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    'Come and See' Days 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' Day is in Sydney, NSW: 

    In this Year of Consecrated Life, the Dominican Friars in Sydney will team up with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia for a Dominican Sydney Day on August 1st at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. The theme of the day is 'Dominican Saints and Sinner' looking at the great figures which have shaped Dominican life over the last 800 years. For more information or to register, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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    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.

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  • Language English On Sunday, June 28, 2015, Fr. Anthony (Dominic Thomas) Strouse made his final profession in the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, River Forest, Illinois in the presence of Fr. Thomas McDermott, Provincial Promoter, several friars and a large congregation of the faithful.  Fr. Strouse, a priest of the Diocese of Lansing (Michigan), was first attracted to the Dominican charism when he was a student at the Angelicum.  After his ordination in 2010, he was admitted to the Fraternity under the auspices of St. Joseph Province in the U.S since the Province of St. Albert the Great did not have a chapter at that time.  He is currently pastor of St. Joseph Church, Adrian, Michigan.   (30 June 2015) Article date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015Date overload: Tuesday, June 30, 2015Category Home: The best of the WebCategory Location: Northern AmericaCategory Tag Topics: Dominican Priestly FraternitiesRising newsletter: Rising newsletter

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  • These “proto-martyrsâ€� of Rome were the first Christians persecuted en masse by the Emperor Nero in the year 64, before the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul.Nero was widely believed to have caused the fire that burned down much of Rome in the same year.  He blamed the fire on the Christians and put them to death, many by crucifixion, being feeding to the wild animals in the circus, or by being tied to posts and lit up as human torches.These martyrs were called the “Disciples of the Apostlesâ€� and their firmness in the face of their gruesome deaths were a powerful testimony that led to many conversions in the early Roman Church.