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Pope Dedicates 2015 "Year of Consecrated Life"

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Makes Announcement During 3-Hour Meeting with Superior General Vatican City, November 29, 2013 (Zenit.org)  Emphasizing the importance of the religious vocation, Pope Francis announced today that the year 2015 will be dedicated to Consecrated Life. The Holy Father made the announcement during the 82nd General Assembly of the Union of Superior Generals, which concluded today in Rome. Although a brief meeting with the union was planned, the Holy Father spent an estimated three hours in a question and answer discussion with participants. According to the Holy See Press Office, the first questions to the Pope dealt with the mission and identity of consecrated life. “A radical approach is required of all Christians, but religious persons are called upon to follow the Lord in a special way: They are men and woman who can awaken the world,” the Pope said.   “Consecrated life is prophecy. God asks us to fly the nest and to be sent to the frontiers of the world, avoiding the temptation to '…
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Dominican Vocation

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Priests' Necrology

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March 2000 to March 2012




Fr. Casimir O'Loughlin, OP                                             15 Nov 2000Fr Reginarld Ging, OP                                                      8 Sept  2001Fr Athanasius Fardy, OP                                                  23 Apr 2002Fr Engene Delahunt, OP                                                    8 Jul 2002Fr John Woods, OP                                                         4 Aug 2005Fr Kevin De LOughry, OP                                               28 Nov 2005Fr Anthony Roddy, OP                                                     25 Feb 2005Fr Stephen Doyle, OP                                                       19 Jul 2008Fr Brendan Ryan, OP                                                        22 Nov 2011

The Sister That Loves to Preach

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By Lara Pickford-Gordon
In 50 years of service to God and Church, Sr Mary Martin OP thinks her contribution has been her ability to preach and “open” the scriptures to people. In an interview with the Catholic News, Sr Mary said when she celebrated her 25th anniversary of consecrated life, she had wondered if she would make the 50th. But God had given her strength to go on. “Wherever He wants me to work, there I am.” Sr Mary Martin Joseph OP sings as she and her ‘sisters’ present the gifts. At left is her biological sister, Sr Claire Joseph SJC. Behind are Sisters Gail Jagroop OP and Christina Araujo OP. Photo Raymond Syms
Asked what she has brought to service over the years, she smiled and said, “I love to preach.”
Based on the feedback she has received, she said she believed God has blessed her with this ability: “Opening the scriptures to people and seeing how they respond to it and trying to get people to get closer to God because the closer you get to him the more grounded you wil…

Sr. Ann OP a Living Stone

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Fifty years ago, Ann Bradshaw and Mary Martin made their final religious profession as cloistered Dominican Sisters. Last week Saturday, they both celebrated their golden jubilee – but separately. In 2001, Sr Mary Martin was called to live out her vocation in a different way and joined the Sinsinawa Community of Dominicans. Sr Ann has continued to live out her vocation at the Rosary monastery in St Ann’s. The Catholic News congratulates them both on their milestone achievement and their life-giving ministry.


Sr Ann Bradshaw OP last week Saturday. Photos Ronald DanielBishop Robert Llanos presided at the November 9 Mass at Rosary Monastery, St Ann’s, to celebrate the golden jubilee of Sr Ann Bradshaw
On November 9, around 200 persons gathered at Rosary Monastery Chapel, St Ann’s, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of religious profession of vows of Sr Mary Ann Bradshaw OP, the newly re-elected Prioress of Rosary Monastery. A written Apostolic Blessing, signed by Apostolic Nuncio Archbisho…

The Mission Mandates in Puerto Rico

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The Socius of the Master of the Order for Apostolic Life fr. Prakash Lohale, OP, visited the General Vicariate of the Holy Cross in Puerto Rico in the month of October 2013.   Brother Prakash was able to come across most of the ministries in which the Dominicans in Puerto Rico realize their mission, despite their small numbers—there are only 14 friars solemnly vowed. Thus, the Socius for Apostolic Life had the opportunity to visit the Bayamón Central University and its Graduate School of Theology (CEDOC), the Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas (Elementary and High) and Santa Rosa High, the House of Preaching San Vicente Ferrer adjacent to Our Lady of the Rosary Convent, and the parishes of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Cataño), Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Catherine of Siena, Santo Domingo de Guzman, Invention of the Holy Cross (all in Bayamón) and the Shrine to St. Martin de Porres (Cataño).

On Thursday, October 10th, fr. Prakash met in CEDOC with a good group of representatives from the var…