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Renewal of Religious Profession

A yearly recurrent ephemerides at this community of St Dominic's Priory in Macau is the religious profession renewal of some of the student brothers. This year the event took place on 21 June. On that day, seventeen brothers, wearing their black and white Dominican...

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...

ASH WEDNESDAY 2022: Prayer and Fasting for Peace in Ukraine

This year 2022, the Ash Wednesday, which in the liturgical calendar marks the beginning of our Lenten journey towards Easter, was a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in Ukraine, as requested by Pope Francis. Here at St Dominic’s in Macau, the community Mass was...

25th Anniversary of the University of Saint Joseph

On Friday, 18 March 2022, the University of Saint Joseph in Macau celebrated its 25th Year Anniversary with a Mass in the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady, presided over by the diocesan Bishop, D. Stephen Lee. The Rector of the University, Rev. Deacon Stephen...

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...

Dominicans Close Jubilee 800 Celebrations

CLOSING OF THE 800 ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF OUR FATHER ST. DOMINIC On 6 January, 2022 the Dominican Family in Macau solemnly celebrated the closing Eucharist of the celebration of the 800 Anniversary of the death, dies natalis, of our Father St. Dominic....

DOMINICAN JUBILEE 800: PRAYER FOR THE JUBILEE OF THE ORDER

The Order of Preachers is preparing for the Jubilee celebration on the occasion of the 800 years of its approval. As Dominicans, we know that prayer is essential to enter into the dynamics of renewal and metanoia to which the Jubilee celebration calls us. For this...

THE HOLY FAMILY – OUR FAMILY

We celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. The Sacred Readings invite us to meditate on the meaning of the Family of Nazareth and on our own family. In Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14, God sets a father in honor over his children; a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons. ...

New Prior in Macao

On 24 November 2021 Fr Javier Gonzalez accepted his office as Prior of St Dominic’s Priory in Macao. Three days later, he took the office during the community prayer of Vespers. It was a simple, meaningful ceremony, which consisted in the profession of faith and the...

Advent is a Time of Preparation

What is Advent? The word Advent is derived from the Latin word advenire, meaning 'to come', referring to the coming of Christ. In the Catholic Church, Advent refers to the four weeks preceding Christmas, a time of liturgical celebration that highlights the birth of...

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