Monday, September 24, 2012

As we Celebrate Repulic Day we Look Back at a Hero

The People's Priest

Archbishop Anthony Pantin

Anthony Gordon Pantin
August 27, 1929 - March 12, 2000
(A Sunday Guardian Tribute - 19.3.00)
Anthony Gordon Pantin was born in Port of Spain in August 27, 1929, the second son of Julian Andrew Pantin, a business executive and his wife Agnes, nee Mazeley.
He received his primary education at Sacred Heart School and Belmont Intermediate School (now the Belmont Boys’ Secondary RC School). From the latter he won a Government Scholarship, (called a Government Exhibition in those days) to St Mary’s College. Also among the group of Exhibition winners from that school was Ellis Clarke who would become first President of independent Trinidad and Tobago.
He also took part in sports, playing cricket and football and was a member of the Sixth Trinidad Sea Scouts, under the direction of the saintly Fr Cristobal Valdez. At St Mary’s, Anthony Pantin was in the top academic stream and although considered a strong contender for the open island scholarship, the young Pantin decided to enter the priesthood at age 17 and was anxious to begin his priestly studies.
His elder brother, Fr Gerald “Gerry” Pantin once observed that “Tony” wanted to be a priest from the time he was seven years old. He had been an acolyte at St Patrick’s Church from an early age.
He spent a short time teaching at St Mary’s College before embarking for Canada.
Archbishop Pantin entered the novitiate of the Holy Ghost Congregation in Canada in 1946 and attended the University of Montreal, graduating with his BA degree. He returned to Trinidad in 1949 for a three-year teaching stint at St Mary’s College.
In 1952 he left for Dublin, Ireland, where he pursued studies in Theology. He was ordained priest on the 3rd July, 1955 and was sent to Guadeloupe as a missionary priest until 1959. He returned to Trinidad to teach at Fatima College in Port of Spain until 1964.
In 1965 he returned to St Mary’s College where he was elected to the post of Religious Superior, where he served until 1967. In November of that year, he was requested to accept responsibilities as head of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, a post which was left vacant by the resignation of the legendary Count Finbar Ryan. Father Anthony Pantin’s Episcopal consecration took place on March 19, 1968.
As Archbishop he took the motto, “All things to all men” which would today be translated, “All things to all people”. During his 32 years as Archbishop, he made strenuous efforts to fulfill the expectations of that motto.
Bishop Galt, who was a close friend from school days remembers him as having the ability to meet people of all classes on equal terms. He was also able to censure anyone if he thought that that person had done something wrong, but his admonitions were always made in a charitable manner.
He was especially concerned with enriching the lives of the disadvantaged and underprivileged. He insisted on seeing anyone who visited, took all telephone calls, and wrote innumerable letters to people at home and abroad.
It was his great pleasure to visit the hospitals, and homes for the elderly and destitute on Christmas Day, where he would chat and sing with the inmates.
He founded the Mary Care Centre to provide a home for pregnant unmarried teenagers. In his sermons he usually called attention to the lot of the homeless and the lonely.
He is remembered as a mediator in the troubled times of both the Black Power crisis and the attempted coup.
Many people also refer to the encouragement they received from him during times of personal crisis.
He was instrumental in forming the Inter-Religious Organization and took an active role in that group. He also took an active role in the activities of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, the association of Caribbean Bishops.
He was a humanist, the people’s priest

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Solemn Profession of fr Nicholas Crowe, OP.
On Sunday 16th September in the church of the Priory of the Holy Spirit, Oxford, during Mass, Brother Nicholas Crowe made solemn profession, consecrating himself to God and committing himself ‘until death’ to follow Christ in the way of life laid out by St Dominic and enshrined in our constitutions, as a friar preacher. Nicholas chose to add ‘Paul’ as a religious name, after the great apostle whose writings St Dominic carried around with him. We were joined by Nicholas’ family and many of his friends. After the church celebration, we continued to celebrate in the refectory, enjoying food and drink and especially everyone’s good company, love and conversation.

Nicholas has done a lot of work with young people, including a key role in establishing a weekly theology discussion group for young people (also including food, prayer and fraternity) and an annual theology summer school. Many of the young people he has worked with were present. It seems appropriate to let them speak for themselves of their impressions of his solemn profession.

"I was struck by the simplicity of the rite, as simple as Peter’s confession of faith in the day’s Gospel: ‘You are the Christ.’" (Daniel)

"Watching Brother Nick’s prostration, lying flat on his front, arms outstretched, before the Prior Provincial John Farrell and before Christ on the crucifix, I was struck by such a profound physical expression of humility, faith and sacrifice. As the Provincial said in his sermon, it expresses a laying down of his life. It was indeed a very solemn moment; and yet it was also a rising up, a joyful moment of commitment to the service and love of Christ, and to a wonderful community of Dominican brothers." (Theresa)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Power of Words


September 19 - 1846: Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette, France.
Authencity confirmed by the Bishop of Grenoble in 1851.
The Apparition of La Salette (II)

Aging Gracefully

This month we turn our attention to "Aging Gracefully" . This week's Spotlight with hosts, Fathers Chip Hines and Bill Kelly reviewed the movie Hope Springs. Check it out, it was authentic, thoroughly engaging and right out of the experience of the priesthood and the Church.
Both Fr Chip and Fr Bill are pastors of active parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston and we appreciate their time and talent making Spotlight a meaningful resource for media reviews

Concept of the official logo for the Year of Faith

Concept of the official logo for the Year of Faith           
Logo English version


The logo is composed of a square, bordered field on which a boat, symbolizing the Church, is represented as sailing on a graphically minimal representation of waves. The main mast of the boat is a cross from which sails are displayed in the form of dynamic signs which compose the trigram of Christ (IHS). The background to the sails is a sun which, associated with the trigram, refers also to the Eucharist.

Vatican unveils logo, hymn and calendar for Year of Faith |

Vatican unveils logo, hymn and calendar for Year of Faith |

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New men for Geneve

Monday, September 17, 2012

New men for England

This year's novices, who were clothed yesterday, with the Prior Provincial. Please keep them in your prayers.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Six for Toulouse

The Clothing of six Novices for the Provice of Toulouse yesterday, the 15th September.

First Professions for Irish Dominican friars Simple vows

Saturday, September 15, 2012

First Professions for Irish Dominican friars

Fr Gregory Carroll OP (prior provincial), Br Kevin O Reilly OP, Br Murchadh O Madagain OP and Fr Philip McShane OP (outgoing novice master) after the first profession of the two brothers.
The Irish Dominican friars have received the first profession of two brothers on completion of their novitiate year. During the celebration of the conventual Mass in Saint Mary's Priory church in Pope's Quay, Cork today September 15th (the feast of our Lady of Sorrows), Bro Kevin O Reilly and Bro Murchadh O Madagain made profession in the hands of the prior provincial of the Irish Dominican province Fr Gregory Carroll OP.
Bro Kevin comes to the Order with a doctoral degree in philosophy and had taught that subject in various institutes and universities. Bro Murchadh who was ordained a priest for the diocese of Galway and Kikmacduagh also holds a doctoral degree - in spirituality. He has ministered in parishes and hospitals before joining the Order.
We congratulate our brothers on their first profession which aggregates them into the Order and pray that they will flourish in the next phase of their Dominican lives.
Below are some images of the first profession ceremony. Please click the pictures to enlarge them.
The brothers prostrate before the provincial seeking the mercy of God and of the Order
The prior provincial Fr Gregory Carroll OP preaches the homily during the conventual Mass incorporating the rite of profession
Bro Kevin O Reilly makes profession in the hands of the prior provincial
Bro Murchadh O Madagain makes profession
Part of the rite of profession includes the blessing of the scapulars of the newly professed brothers
The prayers of the faithful are read by our student brothers David McGovern and Patrick Desmond
With the first profession of our two brothers today and the reception of our five new novices yesterday, the Irish Dominican friars now have 22 in formation at various stages. Please pray for them and those considering joining the Order and the friars who assist them.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jesse Maingot receives the habit

Yesterday the on fest of the Holy Cross about noon time Jesse. J. Maingot of  Petit Vlley - St Anthony Parish along with four other youngmen received the Dominican habit at St. Mary's, Popr's Quay, Cork, Ireland. By recieving the habit he now enters into the noviciate for a year. Welcome to the Order Jesse. Here are some picturial highligts of the day.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Praises for Fr. Neil Rodriguez C.S.Sp.

Fr Neil and his sister Sr Ann Marie
Fr Neil and his sister Sr Ann Marie
As Fr Neil Rodriguez C.S.Sp. celebrates his golden anniversary of priestly ordination, his commitment and dedication to the Church both locally and internationally has not gone unnoticed. Hundreds of persons whose lives were touched by Fr Neil gathered for Holy Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Saturday, June 30, to celebrate 50 years since his ordination to the priesthood. He was chief celebrant assisted by Deacon Kester De Verteuil and Frs Michael Makhan, Clifford Graham, John Theodore, Dexter Brereton and Ferdinand Warner were concelebrants.
The jubilarian with members of varous Family Life ministries.
The jubilarian with members of varous Family Life ministries.

The Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena hosted their General Chapter at their Generalate in Barataria

A General Chapter is important in the life of each Religious Congregation it is a time of intense discussion and discernment on “matters which concern the welfare of the institution” (Constitution of the Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena)

The Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena hosted their General Chapter at their Generalate in Barataria – the first in Trinidad – during the period Saturday, August 4– Monday 13.
Chapter delegates and personnel
Chapter delegates and personnel
Three Prioresses General - Sr Moyra- Ann Roach (1988-2000), Sr Thérèse Antoine (newly elected) and SrJeannette Léger (2004-2012)
Three Prioresses General - Sr Moyra- Ann Roach (1988-2000), Sr Thérèse Antoine (newly elected) and SrJeannette Léger (2004-2012)
Sisters enjoy a light moment
Sisters enjoy a light moment
Present at the Chapter were Prioress General Sr Jeannette Léger and sister delegates from Guadeloupe, France and Trinidad. These delegates were charged with the responsibility of charting the way forward for the life and future of the Congregation. The sessions were guided by Sr Mary Ellen O’ Grady, OP (Sinsinawa) and Brother Daniel Cadrin, OP. The Canon Law expert present was Fr Francis Morrissey, OMI. The interpreters were Sr Phyllis Wharfe, SJC and Lisette Khan. Their presence allowed for greater ease in communication.
The actual deliberations of the General Chapter were preceded by two days of retreat guided by Sr María Fabiola Velásquez Maya, OP who is the coordinator of the Dominican Sisters International (DSI), an umbrella organisation that facilitates collaboration between 151 Dominican Congregations. This retreat allowed the sisters, associates and Br Daniel to reflect on the theme of the General Chapter – Fired by the Spirit let us dare to preach. Sr Fabiola explored the work of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testament, the work of the Holy Spirit in St Paul and in the Church. She also delved into the encounters that Jesus had with various women in the bible such as the Samaritan Woman and Mary Magdalene. It is Sr Fabiola’s passion and zeal for sharing the word of God that touched the sisters present and left a deep impression on them. Reminding them that the Holy Spirit is at work in each of our lives and that we are called every day to “contemplate and to share with other the fruit of our contemplation.”
At the end of the day one of the retreat Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Nicola Girasoli celebrated his first Mass with the sisters and associates. He expressed his gratitude to the sisters for the work they have done in the Archdiocese. This was also the first time that associates were invited to a General Chapter.
St Dominic feast day
The St Dominic’s feast day celebrations on Wednesday, August 8, had a very special flavour this year as the Chapter delegates took a break to celebrate the feast day with the Dominican friars, sisters and associates at the Holy Cross Chapel in Arima. Fr Urban Hudlin preached an inspirational homily that invited those present to become “courageous followers...who do not give up because they face criticism...or because success is slow. Courageous Followers know that the grace of God is present in our midst.” He urged his listeners to “recognise fragments of salvation wherever they show up. He ended his homily by stating that the “Dominican spirit never gives up – we re-organise, there is new power. We seek to catch a glimpse of becoming something better, courageous followers re-think, re-cognise and re-know who we are and whose we are.”
After Mass the sisters and their guests went across to the Novitiate house where they were treated to a sumptuous meal. Calvary Hill came alive with the sound of music as a number of versatile acts consisting of performances by Srs Paul Clarke and Marie Thérèse both doing calypso pieces. Srs Kathy, Astrid, Godeline and Elise performed several French pieces and Sr Kathy performed her piece for the AEC Youth Assembly along with Sr Carla and Lisette Khan. Talented instrumentalists Jeremey Chatoor on the flute and saxophone and Sr Aluna added a Caribbean flavour with their rendition of the timeless piece Bob Marley’s Redemption Song. The elderly sisters were not to be outdone as Srs Patrica and Bernadette sang and danced to Ole Lady Walk a Mile and a Half. This was such an infectious performance that the French sisters also joined in and grooved to the melody.
General Chapter
On Friday, Aug 10, the General Chapter held its first open session. During the first part of the session the sisters listened intently to summaries of the reports from the Prioress General and the councillors of the regions of Trinidad and France. The chapter was indeed fired by the Spirit as the participants worshipped together at daily Mass both in French and English. It was also a time of great fellowship as sisters had meals together and shared their life experiences in a less formal way.
As the days of the Chapter draw to a close the words of the prophet Habakkuk’s in the reading of Saturday, Aug 11, further confirmed the work of the Chapter: “write the vision down inscribe it on tablets to be easily read ” (Hab 2:2). Sr Mary Ellen also shared that the work of the Chapter was important in discerning one’s call to leadership in community and also as part of elected leadership. She reminded the Chapter delegates of the words of St Catherine – “discernment dissipates darkness”. In this light and in a spirit of deep prayer the Chapter delegates entered into a time of deep prayer and silence.
On Sunday 12, the entire community of sisters gathered for Mass, during which the Holy Spirit was invoked as the one who would guide the Election process. Fr Urban Hudlin presided. Shortly after Mass, in a closed session, the delegates elected a new Prioress General in the person of Sr Thérèse Antoine. She thanked the sisters for their vote of confidence. The election was followed by lunch and a time of fellowship amongst the sisters. The last day of the Chapter- Monday 13, allowed for the election of three General Councillors who will serve with Sr Thérèse Antoine. It was also a time of thanksgiving for all those whose hard work prior and during the Chapter made it a very fruitful and faith-filled experience. The challenge now is for each sister to continue to commit to the work that is at hand – the building up of God’s Kingdom. We pray that St Dominic and St Catherine will continue to intercede for all of us as we pray to be fired by the Spirit, daring to preach in our various spaces and in the many encounters we have as Dominican sisters. – Sr Renée K Hall, OP

Archbishop Joseph Harris Received a National Award.

Archbishop Joseph Harris received a national award two Fridays ago on the 50th anniversary of Trinidad & Tobago’s Independence.
The Archbishop, who left for Rome the following day for a meeting of bishops ordained within the past year, received the Chaconia Medal Gold “for long and meritorious service to Trinidad and Tobago” in the sphere of religion.

He is the third archbishop to receive a national award; in 2000, Archbishop Anthony Pantin was awarded the Trinity Cross posthumously. Archbishop Finbar Ryan was the first, receiving the Trinity Cross in 1969. The Trinity Cross, then the nation’s highest award, has since been replaced by the Order of Trinidad and Tobago.

Vicar for Clergy, Fr Clyde Harvey, received the Humming Bird Medal (Gold) for Religion and Community Service at last year’s ceremony.

There were other Catholics among the awardees this year, including retired Justice of Appeal Anthony Lucky (Chaconia Medal Gold in the field of law) and Beatriz Ramoutarsingh (Humming Bird Medal Silver for business).

Ramoutarsingh told Catholic News last Wednesday morning that when she was contacted, she was “at first surprised, then elated at even being considered”. “I thanked God” she said, adding that she has always encouraged her employees to practice their respective faiths, even as she lived her Catholic faith at work.

Hours before accepting the award at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, Archbishop Harris concelebrated midnight Mass at the Pro-Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, San Fernando.
He said the best gift the Catholic Church could give to the nation was to promote family life and so create a nation “of truth and life, a nation of holiness and grace, a nation of justice, love and peace”. He identified families – whether extended, single parent or nuclear – as the building blocks of the nation.

He added: “Families are truly the schools of virtuous living which our country so desperately needs. We have to ensure that our education system helps our boys and girls, young women and young men, develop into well rounded individuals, confident of their gifts and talents and of their ability to help this nation to become truly what its name signifies: Unity in Diversity.”

Archbishop Harris said the Church also needed to revitalise the sacramental life of its members, “so that nourished by the Eucharist, we will be truly a Church which witnesses to the truth of the Gospel even in the most difficult situations…..Our parishes and institutions must be places of imagination, inclusivity and availability where justice and truth are not only preached but lived.”

He added that 50 years ago, then Archbishop Finbar Ryan celebrated Eucharist in thanksgiving for the birth of the nation, but “tonight we celebrate in thanksgiving to God for having protected us, in spite of our infidelities, from the consequences of the folly of so many of us; for the gifts and talents which have allowed us to navigate sometimes through turbulent, sometimes through calm seas; for the talented, creative, joyful people that we are; for sparing us the ravages of natural disasters.”
Archbishop Harris said in thanking God, the nation must also recognise its faults and imperfections and ask forgiveness “for not having loved this country of ours and our fellow citizens with passion”.
He urged nationals to love T&T and called on “elected representatives of all faiths, but especially those of my flock, to put country before self and political affiliation”.

We here at Dominican Vocation congratulate the Archbishop Harris.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The contemplative life in Rosary Monastery


Supplements - 50th Anniversary of T&T Independence
Saturday, 01 September 2012 21:21
Interview with Sr Ann Bradshaw
Sr Ann Bradshaw
Sr Ann Bradshaw
Rosary Monastery
Rosary Monastery
Sr Ann Bradshaw, Dominican contemplative nun and present Prioress of Holy Rosary Monastery, St Ann’s entered Holy Rosary Monastery on May 5, 1962, at a pivotal moment in history, about four months before Trinidad and Tobago gained its Independence from Great Britain on August 31, 1962 and about five months before Vatican Council II began on October 11, 1962. In this jubilee year of her entrance, she shares with us the readers of Catholic News some of the significant experiences of the past 50 years in the history of our nation and local Church and in addition what Rosary Monastery contributes to our local Catholic Culture and Identity. It is helpful to remember where we have come from as a people so that armed with some historical context we can engage more fully in the practice of the faith in our secular society. Sr Ann in this interview with Renessa Tang Pack* shares with us the fruits of her contemplation in keeping with the charism of her Dominican vocation.
Q. Can you tell us a little about your memories of politics in 1962 when you entered Rosary Monastery and your own involvement in same?
My father was very patriotic and had the whole family up-to-date on what was going on in the Labour Movement, politics and the move to Independence. At one point, I thought about becoming a sociologist, politician or some medical worker. Some persons were also trying to persuade me to enter the political scene. I remember the first visit that Dr Eric Williams made to Point Fortin. My father took us to the meeting at Frisco Junction and Dr Williams started his talk saying something to the effect, “People of Point Fortin, never forget what Uriah Buzz Butler has done for you”. From that time, Point Fortin was PNM except for the year when NAR won the elections.
Q. Despite your initial ideas of what career to pursue, what prompted you to enter contemplative life? How do you feel now after 50 years of living your vocation and how do you see your particular vocation as contributing to the development of our Church and nation?
I thought that entering the contemplative life would be a good way of serving my country and fulfilling all the aspirations of my life through a life of total commitment to God and prayer. I could effectively minister to people everywhere and all the time.
Also, as a recent convert to Catholicism, my mother had a strong influence on my siblings and I in terms of passing on her faith. I was 16 when I converted and used to attend daily Mass with my mother and pray the daily Rosary. We were supported by a strong faith community and my assistant parish priest recognised the signs of a vocation in me and guided me into making a visit to Holy Rosary Monastery in Advent 1961. I was 19 at the time and was gaining newly found independence as a young adult away from my parents’ home. I had worked a few months and this made it easier for me to part from my family when the time to enter the monastery came. I remember my entrance to the cloister clearly, my novice mistress jokingly told me that, “This year Trinidad is becoming independent but you are not”. After six months postulancy I received the habit on entrance to the novitiate on November 9, 1962, the date of the canonisation of the first black saint St Martin de Porres. That was significant to me at a time when there was a lot of struggle with the working class in Trinidad and talk of race was just beginning to raise its head. I made profession on the same date of the following year 1963. Next year, 2013 I will celebrate the jubilee of my profession.
Contemplative nuns do not separate themselves to hide away from the world, but to enter more fully into the pains and struggles of their peoples. In the case of Trinidad, we have had many struggles, as a multicultural nation with a history of colonialism, slavery, indentureship, struggles for Independence and racial equality and in addition an attempted military coup in 1990. As contemplative nuns, we have been there in prayer for the people of Trinidad and Tobago since our establishment in 1874. In some cases we have provided counselling and interceded in prayer at the request of politicians, priests, lay communities and lay persons of all walks of life.
Q. Can you tell us more about one significant event in our nation’s history as experienced by your community within the past 50 years?
The Black Power Movement in the 1970’s was especially memorable. Though we were within the walls of our cloister, through the persons who visited our monastery we were able to get a full picture of the events on the outside. The Black Power Movement paved the way for equality in employment in our banks and companies and an appreciation for black and national identity and culture. More black women participated in beauty contests at both at local and international level and our country has the achievement of having the first black woman to win Miss Universe, Janelle Penny Commissiong. The Catholic Church was also touched by the movement, it found that it had to adapt itself to the changing cultural context, in terms of incorporating a more Caribbean feel to Church music and art.
Q. What can you tell us about one or two significant happenings in our local Church as experienced by your community within the past 50 years?
Prior to 1962, Rosary Monastery was a Venezuelan community in exile. In that year of Independence Archbishop Finbar Ryan said it was time that we became a local community and forbade us newcomers to speak Spanish since the monastery was at that time a Spanish-speaking community. After Vatican II the Mass and the office were said in the vernacular instead of Latin and our community prayers and spiritual reading were now in English rather than Spanish or Latin. After Vatican Council II, the Church entered into a time of new life. We had folk Masses, steel pan was introduced in church, vestments were designed with a Caribbean touch so there were oil rigs, coconut trees and fishing nets on the stoles and banners. It was a time of hope and excitement. It was good to be Catholic at that time.
Q. What interesting historical facts can you tell us about the monastery and its contribution to a Catholic Culture and Identity?
The history of our monastery is most interesting. It was founded with much determination and struggle by Venezuelan “nuns on the run” who had to respond in a dynamic way to political changes in their country. Our first nuns whose community was established since 1817 in Venezuela fled here in 1874, after the confiscation of their monastery by the anti- clerical government of General Guzman Blanco. They found a welcome haven here with the assistance of the then exiled bishop of Caracas Msgr Guevara and the then Archbishop of Port of Spain, Msgr Gonin and his successors and Venezuelan and Trinidadian benefactors. With much sacrifice they built the present monastery in St Ann’s (constructed in 1930). Rosary Monastery continues to provide spiritual support for our local community and acts at times as meeting point for the members of our Dominican Order. Moreover we believe it contributes to the cultural heritage of Trinidad and Tobago, as it is the only female monastery in our country (being one of two existing monasteries in Trinidad – the other being Mount St Benedict for men) and the only female Dominican monastery in the English-speaking Caribbean. We warmly welcome vocations to ensure the continuance of this dynamic heritage. For us revitalising Catholic culture is recapturing the charism of the Dominican contemplative nuns and contributing to the excitement and joy of being Catholic.
*Renessa Tang Pack, a parishioner of our recently instituted pro-cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, San Fernando was an attorney-at-law with the Trinidad and Tobago Government for almost six years. After a year with the Judiciary as a Judicial Research Assistant she went on to practise civil law in the Ministry of the Attorney General, Chief State Solicitor's Department. She was among the first (2011) graduating class of the Certificate in Social Justice with the University of Dayton/CREDI and recently volunteered in the social justice/human rights field in Mexico with Dominican Volunteers International 2011-2012.
While pursuing her career in law she participated in various prayer groups – Cluny Eucharistic Community, Living Water Community, Singles for Christ, the Dominican Sisters and Nuns – and gradually discerned a vocation to religious life. She will be entering Rosary Monastery as a postulant on October 7, 2012, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Discernment 101 2012

Are you discerning your next step in life? Why not join us at a workshop that is designed for you in mind? This workshop is called Discernment 101. The workshop would be held at the Dominican Pastoral Centre, St. Finbar's, Morne Coco Rd., Four Roads, Diego Martin, Trinidad. That date is Saturday 20th October, 2012. For more information call 781 5865.  All are invited.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trini Carmelites Celebrate Newly Solemnly Professed Brother

The Carmelite Community in Trinidad and Tobago give thanks to God on the great works that God have done for then. This thanksgiving is encapsulated in the solemnly profession of Bro. Nigel Ali O.Carm. This momentous occasion to place on Saturday 1st September, 2012 in Middletown, Orange County, New York, USA. We of Dominican Vocation congratulate Bro. Ali O.Carm and the Carmelite community in Maracas Valley, Trinidad.
Fr. Gerard TangChoon O.Carm, Mr. Mikhail Woodruffe, Bro. Nigel Ali O.Carm, Mr.Brent Alexis.