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Six of our Brothers graduated from their studies at the University of Saint Joseph, in Macau, last 12th of September 2020. They were the following: our Prior, Fr Paul Fan (Bachelor Business Administration), Fr Ignatius Ngo Van (Master in Education), Brothers Stephen...
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Repent and believe in the Gospel As every good Christian, I have to keep asking myself where do I come from, what is my identity and what is the basis of my belief in Jesus Christ as my Savior. As I enter our chapel and see the cross in front of the altar, my eyes...
Who are we?
Our Mission in Macau
Saint Dominic’s Priory, Macau
Formation community of the students Brothers and the seat of the Provincial Center of Institutional studies
St. Dominic made study an essential part of the Holy Preaching, With the blessing of Pope Honorius III, St. Dominic sent friars to the great universities of his time to study and to preach in these great centers of learning. This practice continues today.
We Dominicans center our lives on Jesus Christ, the true Light, moved by the Holy Spirit radiating God’s healing presence in the world today.
We live together in communities; not just living together under one roof, but as brothers sharing our lives with one another. The communal dimension of Dominican life challenges us to be of “one mind and one heart in God.”
It is the element that brings together the other three and gives them their own key. In 1216 Saint Dominic founded an order of brother preachers whose purpose is summarized in the words of Pope Honorius III: “God inspired you with the pious purpose of embracing poverty and professing a regular life, to consecrate yourself to the preaching of the Word of God, making the name of our Lord Jesus Christ known throughout the world”. Dominic had a great intuition in the thirteenth century: he perceived that the first step towards access to faith and the formation (or reconstruction) of the Christian community is the preaching of the Good News of Jesus.
Center of Studies
- The Studentate is the longest stage of initial formation. During this period, friars enroll in the five years of institutional studies of philosophy and theology.
- The Master of Students, together with his socius and the formation community help in the formation and the discernment of the professed friars and their suitability to embrace priestly life or that proper to a co-operator brother.
- At this stage, studies and reading emphasize familiarization with the documents of the Order of Preachers and of the Magisterium of the Church on consecrated and priestly life, without neglecting other current issues that enable a friar to prepare for his future ministry, but, without neglecting the specific charism of the Order and the Province. At the same time, according to the capacities and possibilities, the student friars will engage in multiple pastoral activities.