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Trini Reflection For Pentecost

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Gen. 1: 1-2

Australian OP Celebrate Tri-Diaconate

Today 18th May 2013 we celebrated the Diaconate Ordination of three of our brothers by the Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta at St. Dominic's Church, Camberwell.
Pictured are from left Br. Thomas Azzi, Br. Patrick Arahatara, Bishop Fisher, Br. Karl Emerick.
Deo gratias!

Just a Special for Pentecost


St. Lucian Becomes The International Coordinator of DSI

On Tuesday, 14 May 2013, the prioresses of DSI elected Sr. Marie Therese Clement as the new International Coordinator of DSI (2013-2019).   She will succeed Sr. Maria Fabiola Velasquez Maya who has just finished serving as the International Coordinator of DSI (2007-2013).  Sr. Marie Therese is a member of the Dominican Missionaries of Our Lady of Delivrande.  While the m\otherhouse of her congregation is in France, Sr. Marie Therese is from the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean where she has been living and working while serving as a General Councillor for her congregation. Sr. Marie Therese made her perpetual profession of vows in 1992.  She brings a wealth of personal gifts and professional competencies to the Coordinating Council of DSI and her office as International Coordinator. The DSI Assembly is grateful to Sr. Marie Therese and to her congregation for this generous gift of service to the Apostolic Dominican Sisters of the world and to the entire Dominican Family.

Entering Religious Life - Bro. Joachim OP

Why these men choose Vocation (playlist)


More Young Men Choosing Priesthood « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Pray For Vocations


St. Lucia man Recieves Lector in Rome.

Mr. Albert Smith of the Island of St. Lucia Ministry of Lector in Rome.

AEC Makes Vocations a Priority

Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries, St Lucia, will head a Vocations Commission being set up by the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) in an effort to increase vocations to the priesthood and religious life, in the face of dwindling numbers across the region.
Years ago, the AEC appointed then Bishop Charles Dufour of Montego Bay, Jamaica, as vocations director liaison. However, with the dire need for priests/religious in the region, Caribbean bishops decided at their recent annual plenary meeting in Guadeloupe to make vocations a priority. 

The terms of agreement for the Vocations Commission are being prepared to be sent to the relevant Vatican department for approval.
Some of the ideas to promote vocations include: an annual vocations camp in each diocese; a Vocations Day; a Vocations Week; a study day for clergy on vocations promotion; meetings with parents of those interested in learning more about the priesthood/religious life; and monthly votive Masses for vocations, d…

St Vincent Gets New Priest

 On the 4th May, 2013 at a 3 p.m. Mass at the renovated Cathedral of the Assumption in Kingstown, St Vincent, 31-year-old Rev. Alando Williams a recent graduate of the Regional Seminary at Mt. St. Benedict was ordained priest by Bishop Jason Gordon, which co-incidentally was his  first since being made bishop in 2011.
In attendance were: Archbishop Robert Rivas, the first Bishop of Kingstown and now Bishop of Castries – under whom Williams began his seminary formation, the Bishop Emeritus of Bridgetown – now parish priest of St Michael – Bishop Malcolm Galt. Government and Opposition representatives, members of the clergy from Grenada, and members of the St Vincent Christian Council were also in attendance.
In the congregation were a few people from Trinidad – especially from the Tortuga parish where Williams worked on weekends for two years while at the Seminary, some from Our Lady of Fatma Curepe parish where he lived for one year, and the Living Water Community in which he resid…

The Hail Mary with the Archbishop

Hail Mary -
Dejhan Aaron of Presentation College, Chaguanas, prays the rosary at Archbishop’s House last Wednesday. Students of Catholic secondary schools will lead the rosary at Archbishop’s House each Wednesday in May – the month of Mary. Archbishop Joseph Harris, Papal Nuncio Archbishop Nicola Girasoli and Vicar General Msgr Robert Llanos were among those who attended. Photo: Raymond Syms

Pope Francis asks that Church be joyful and positive community