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Dominicans look forward to double Jubilee in 2016

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fr Vivian Boland OP, a Dominican Friar of the Irish Province, and who had served as Student Master for our Province has just given an interview to Vatican Radio about the two major Jubilees being celebrated in 2016.

Pope Francis announced in the last few days an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy for 2016. This coincides with the Dominican Order's 800th anniversary since its foundation, when Dominicans worldwide will be celebrating this important historical milestone.

Fr Vivian, who is currently serving as Vicar of the Master of the Dominican Order, explains in the interview how appropriate this overlap is, given the emphasis on mercy and reconciliation in the tradition established by St Dominic.

Basic information on the 2016 Jubilee can be found here. Information on events in the Jubilee will be posted nearer the time. 

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