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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...

Fraternal greetings from our Prior Provincial on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Dear Brothers From Venezuela, I want to send a fraternal greeting to all the brothers of the Province. I am having a fraternal visit with our brothers in Venezuela and I am impressed by the work that our brothers here have done for decades. They have left a mark that...

Profession Renewal in Saint Dominic’s Priory Macau

On 8 September 2021, the feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Burmese Brother Fermin Saw Simon Htoo renewed his profession in Macau. The renewal ceremony took place during the conventual Mass at St Dominic's Priory, in the presence of the...

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