Students life

 

Offices Of The Students 2020 – 2021 Academic Year

Offices Of The Students 2020 – 2021 Academic Year

  Master of the Students:                                Fr. Javier González Izquierdo OP Assistant Master of the Students:                Fr. Lawrence The Reh OP Mayor:                                                           Fermin Saw Simon Htoo OP Cantors...

IN THE YEAR OF THE COVID 2020

IN THE YEAR OF THE COVID 2020

September 2020 is here. And with it, the beginning of a new academic year. For us, students, time to think again of classes, textbooks, courses, activities; time to look forward with enthusiasm and hope. After all, life has to be lived forwards, even if it can only be...

Charism

Study life

St. Dominic included study ordained to the ministry of salvation as part of the essential plan for our Order … before all else, our study should aim principally and ardently at this, that we might be able to be useful for the souls of our neighbors.” These words, taken from the Dominican Constitutions clearly illustrate the high value the Order has historically placed on study. Our student brothers spend at least five years in graduate theological studies preparing for full-time ministry. Even after the end of initial formation and the beginning ministry a friar’s commitment to study and his ongoing formation will continue throughout his Dominican life

Community Life

The integral nature of Dominican community life lies in the fact that the community continually shapes, supports, and challenges each friar. More than just residences, a Dominican community (priory) is a home – a place where the friar lives, prays, recreates, and continually encounters Christ in his brothers. Because of this, it is often the starting point for preaching.

Prayer and Contemplation

Prayer is a reference point through which we all better know God. The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours are the essential elements of Dominican prayer. The gift of the Holy Rosary also has a special place in our life. Each friar must also embrace personal prayer, essential to our life and preaching. Some set aside a specific part of the day, others a specific location in which they choose to pray, study the Gospel, read literature, write down thoughts or meditate. But no matter what form it takes, each friar regularly and religiously sets aside part of every day for contemplation.

Preaching

St. Dominic included study ordained to the ministry of salvation as part of the essential plan for our Order … before all else, our study should aim principally and ardently at this, that we might be able to be useful for the souls of our neighbors.” These words, taken from the Dominican Constitutions clearly illustrate the high value the Order has historically placed on study. Our student brothers spend at least five years in graduate theological studies preparing for full-time ministry. Even after the end of initial formation and the beginning ministry a friar’s commitment to study and his ongoing formation will continue throughout his Dominican life