Showing posts from September, 2012

As we Celebrate Repulic Day we Look Back at a Hero

The People's Priest

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 …
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 pre…

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           
CONCEPT OF THE LOGO 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.

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New men for Geneve


Dominicains : Prises d'habit des novices 2012


Habit Reception and First Professions 2012


New men for England

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

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 parishe…

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.

Dominican Student Brother Preaching 2012: Br. Thomas


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

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 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 personnelThree Prioresses General - Sr Moyra- Ann Roach (1988-2000), Sr Thérèse Antoine (newly elected) and SrJeannette Léger (2004-2012)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 wa…

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…

Benedict XVI: let the Gospel renew peoples and the Church


The contemplative life in Rosary Monastery

Supplements - 50th Anniversary of T&T IndependenceSaturday, 01 September 2012 21:21 Interview with Sr Ann Bradshaw
Sr Ann BradshawRosary 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 so…

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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.

Order of Preachers Vocations: The Dominican Life of Happiness

Order of Preachers Vocations: The Dominican Life of Happiness: "I know it is a worthy vocation and calling to be a Dominican, but will you be happy?" I do not think there is one Dominican who has not ...

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.