60th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination of fr Fausto

60th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination of fr Fausto

June 14, 2022 marked the 60th anniversary of the priestly ordination of fr Fausto. The community Mass was presided by fr Fausto himself in commemoration of his ordination. In his preaching, he recalled different experiences during his vocation and used them to teach the younger brothers. What stood out as he preached was how important prayer and perseverance is to his vocation which has led him to this day. These are simple lessons but as he recalled to us, they are to be practiced for an entire lifetime.

After the Mass, he brothers sang a song for him with fr Luigi giving some words of thanks on behalf of the community. Fr Fausto thanked everyone for their words and effort and he also commented on how he preferred to celebrate an important milestone with the brothers in the community. Finally, there was a simple dinner with the dining room decorated by the brothers.

Lecture in Honour of St Thomas Aquinas

Lecture in Honour of St Thomas Aquinas

In honour of St Thomas Aquinas, Fr Franz Gassner, SVD, the Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy of the University of St Joseph, delivered a lecture entitled Quinque Viae Ethicae Oecologiae: Five Ways to Care for Our Common Home – Ecological Ethics at St Dominic’s Convent in Macao.

The lecture outlined five different ways to explain how the relationship between humanity and the rest of creation should be using St Thomas’ thought. It gives us an opportunity to rethink how we should treat creation especially with the different environmental issues in our world today.

The Dominican Family in Macao, composed of the friars, sisters, and lay Dominicans, was in attendance. Some friars outside Macao also followed it online. After the lecture, Holy Mass was celebrated for the Feast of St Thomas Aquinas and lunch followed afterwards. It was a great day not only because it was the feast of our brother St Thomas but also that the whole Dominican Family was with us throughout.