Novena in honour of St Dominic
The Order continues the venerable custom of keeping a novena before great feasts, with one in honour of our holy father beginning 29 July.
“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
Our Sydney friars are offering a Discernment Day for young men (18-35yo). It's an opportunity to spend a day on the question of coming to a free decision which accords with God's will, and what that decision means for personal fulfilment and the Christian life. There is no charge, and a ligh
The Province of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Australia and New Zealand warmly i
The Dominican-run university in Jerusalem, L'Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, is conducting a summer school for two weeks in June this year. Designed for English-speaking Dominican students, the session will incorporate lectures by some of the faculty there. It is hoped that the exposure to the historical and archeological sites of interest to biblical scholars in the Holy Land will encourage these Dominicans to take up biblical studies as an area of specialisation in the future.
Founded by Fr Marie-Joseph Lagrange, O.P. in 1850 and based at St Stephen's Priory, L'Ecole is the oldest research institute in the Holy Land. Among other works, it was responsible for the production of the Jerusalem Bible, the 1985 translation of which is the translation of choice for the Lectionary.
The Assumption Province is sending Br Paul Rowse, O.P. (not pictured!) to participate in the summer school. Br Paul is presently working on a research paper on the Holy Spirit's presence to people in Luke and Acts. Once he's packed his bags, all that remains for Br Paul before he leaves for Jerusalem is to get his essays in two weeks' early!