Order of Preachers

The Order of Preachers, whose members are known as Dominicans, (Latin: Ordo Praedicatorum, postnominal abbreviation OP), is a mendicant order of the Catholic Church founded in Toulouse, France, by the Spanish priest Saint Dominic. It was approved by Pope Honorius III via the Papal bull Religiosam vitam on 22 December 1216. Members of the order, who are referred to as Dominicans, generally carry the letters OP after their names, standing for Ordinis Praedicatorum, meaning of the Order of Preachers. Membership in the order includes friars, nuns, active sisters, and affiliated lay or secular Dominicans (formerly known as tertiaries .

Dominicans Open Jubilee 800 Celebrations

Dominicans Open Jubilee 800 Celebrations

DOMINICANS OPEN JUBILEE 800 CELEBRATIONS On November 7, 2015 the Dominican Family throughout the world opens its celebration of the 800 Approval/Confirmation of the contemplative-active religious Order. The Dominican Family is composed of nuns, brothers, sisters and...

Oratio pro Jubileo

Oratio pro Jubileo

On the occasion of the Eighth Hundredth Jubilee of the Order (1216 – 2016) some of our gifted brothers in the community had undertaken the delicate venture of putting into music the official prayer of the Jubilee. Brother Abraham Ning Ki Gei OP had created this...

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE MASTER OF THE ORDER

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE MASTER OF THE ORDER

Contemplari et Contemplata aliis tradere. "Contemplation is the seizing of our entire being by the mystery of God's love which simultaneously acts in the world and establishes its home within us". Merry Christmas! fr Bruno Cadoré, OP (“May it be done to me according...

THE HOLY FATHER RECEIVES THE MASTER OF THE ORDER

THE HOLY FATHER RECEIVES THE MASTER OF THE ORDER

On Monday the 9th of September 2013 the Master of the Order, Brother Bruno Cadoré, had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace. This was the first direct contact between Brother Bruno and Pope Francis who was elected as Bishop of Rome on the 13th...

VISIT OF THE MASTER OF THE ORDER

VISIT OF THE MASTER OF THE ORDER

Accompanied by the Assistant for the Asia/pacific Region, the Master of the Order of Preachers made a canonical or formal visitation to our St. Dominic’s Priory. Fr. Bruno Cadoré, OP Master of the Order, and Fr. Vincent Lu, OP, Assistant to the Master for our Region...