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Ordinations at Blackfriars, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
On Saturday 27 July, at Blackfriars Oxford, Br Nicholas Crowe OP was ordained to the diaconate and Br Gregory Pearson OP was ordained to the priesthood. The ordinations were done by our Dominican brother, Malcolm McMahon OP, Bishop of Nottingham. In attendance were family members and friends, including Dominican friars, sisters, and laity. Read more

General Chapter 2013: Trogir

Saturday, July 13, 2013
The General Chapter, the highest authority in the Order of Preachers, will be gathering on 22 July at Trogir in Croatia. After Rome 2010, which elected Fr Bruno Cadoré OP as Master of the Order and 86th successor to St Dominic, this General Chapter will be much smaller. It will consist of delegates (called 'diffinitors' if sent by a Province) from all over the world, but not the Priors Provincial. Perhaps one of the most important discussions this year will be to review the rationalisation of the Vicariates, which was mandated by the 2010 General Chapter to simplify the entities within the Order. Our Oxford community will be sending a few brothers to this Chapter, including a Moderator, a Diffinitor and a former Master of the Order. Read more

What I did in the summer... "Others merely hear, but we see and touch”

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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