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The two ways

Sunday, February 11, 2007

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Commemoration of our Deceased Parents

Wednesday, February 07, 2007
On 7 February each year Dominicans pray for their deceased parents. The conventual Mass is offered for them and the Office of the Dead is sung. Here one of the brothers reflects on the significance of this annual liturgical commemoration: Read more

By grace I am what I am

Saturday, February 03, 2007
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 4 February 2007 Read more

Sequence for Candlemas

Friday, February 02, 2007
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Dominican Mottos: Veritas

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dominicans have a few mottos which encapsulate their purpose and mission. Frequently cited is veritas (truth). The other two most commonly quoted are laudare, benedicere, praedicare (to praise, to bless, to preach) and contemplare et contemplata aliis tradere (to contemplate and hand on to others the fruits of contemplation). Read more

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Christmas Puzzle - the TRUE Solution

Saturday, January 27, 2007
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The Godzdogz Aquinas Lecture 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007
St Thomas Aquinas: Missionary to the new Universities
Gregory Murphy OP Read more

The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity

Saturday, January 20, 2007
The week of the 18th to the 25th of January is the octave of prayer for Christian unity. A group of Dominican students attended a celebration of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom at the Orthodox Parish of the Annunciation, Oxford. Each year the parish celebrates a special liturgy to mark the octave, to which members of other Churches and denominations are invited. In his homily the celebrant, Bishop Kallistos Ware, spoke of the pain caused by divisions amongst Christians. He stressed the need for courage and patience in the search for true unity.  Read more

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Friday, January 19, 2007
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