Congratulations to Simon Hewitt, of the London fraternity, who made his lifetime profession during the Dominican Family Seminar at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, on 20 March. Please keep Simon in your prayers.
On Saturday 19 March, the North East Fraternal Group held a Day of Reflection, on the theme ‘St. Dominic and the Cross’. 17 people met in Durham (with a few more joining by Zoom), and many more joined us for Mass in the middle of the day.
Alanna-Michelle of the North West Fraternal Group has written a reflection for Lent.
C.atherine Wallis-Hughes of the London Fraternity will be joining a panel at an event on Vocations at Fisher House in Cambridge. The Vocations Panel takes place on Thursday 10 March at 8.00pm. and will also be live-streamed on the website at fisherhouse.org.uk/live
The Albertus Institute in Edinburgh (jointly with the School of Divinity’s Centre for Theology and Public Issues) are running a colloquium on peacekeeping in Ukraine on Friday 11th March from 4.30-6pm, on Zoom and in person at New College, Mound Place.
Here is the link to register, which has details of speakers:
The Master of the Order has published a letter for Ash Wednesday, asking us to pray the Litany for Peace during Lent.
A group of Lay Dominicans will join together online to pray this Litany at 1pm on Fridays of Lent. If you are interested in taking part in this, please email Catherine Wallis-Hughes: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.
The Dominicans have a convent in Kiev with 7 religious, and five house of priests: Lvów (4 members), Czortków (3 members), Chmielnicki (2 members), Fastów (3 members) and Kharkiv (3 members).
Dominican nuns have homes in Iolkwa and Czortków, and the sisters of the Congregation of the Dominican Missionary Sisters of Jesus and Mary have homes in Fastów and Kyiv.
Everyone has decided to stand with the Ukrainian people.
Let’s also remember the Lay Dominicans, who gather in several fraternities in Ukraine.Lukasz Wiśniewski OP, Provincial of the Polish Dominican
Please keep them, and all the people of Ukraine, in your prayers.
On Monday 7 February Fr. Dominic White OP and Marystella Ramirez Guerra, a Lay Dominican, appeared on Radio Maria’s ‘Word of Life’ programme talking about their work with the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, the Roman Catholic House of the Cambridge Theological Federation. Fr. Dominic, who is Director of Research, spoke about the formal degrees the Institute offers and Marystella focussed on the current lecture series ‘Women Who Changed the Church’.
On Monday 7 February, at 11.15am, you can hear Fr. Dominic White OP and Marystella Ramirez Guerra, a Lay Dominican, talking on Radio Maria’s ‘Word of Life’ programme.
Fr. Dominic and Marystella will be talking about their work with the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, the Roman Catholic House of the Cambridge Theological Federation. The Institute works in collaboration with other Christian (Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran, United Reformed) houses of the Foundation, providing research and teaching courses for the Universities of Cambridge, Durham, and Anglia Ruskin, for people training in Christian Theology for ordained and lay ministry, as well as working with local dioceses on the Certificate in Religious Studies.
Fr. Dominic, who is Director of Research, will be talking about the formal degrees the Institute offers and Marystella will focus on the current lecture series ‘Women Who Changed the Church’.
This year’s Dominican Seminar will be held at Hinsley Hall Conference and Pastoral Centre, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX between Sunday 20 and Tuesday 22 March. The seminar is an event for the whole Dominican family, friars, sisters and lay Dominicans.
The focus of this year’s Seminar is Preaching the Word: present challenges and future possibilities.
Due to the pandemic the seminar had to be cancelled in 2021 and it was nearly cancelled again this year but the decision was taken to go ahead but in March rather than January.
For further information about the seminar and how to book, please contact your fraternity or fraternal group.