Showing posts from April, 2016

Bishop of Grenada dies

We here at Dominican Vocation are sadden by the passing of  Bishop Vincent Darius OP, the Bishop of Grenada. May he rest in peace.

Fr. Reginald Hezekiah dies

We at Vocation Trinbago bid Fr. Reginald Hezekiah RIP.

Consider If God Is Calling You to a Vocation, Pope Suggests

By Deborah Castellano Lubov on Apr 17, 2016 03:36 pm

“And to you young people, boys and girls, that are in the piazza: Think about if you believe the Lord is calling you to consecrate your life to His service, be it in the priesthood, or in consecrated life.” Pope Francis made this appeal for young people in St. Peter’s Square to contemplate this during his Regina Caeli address today at noon, as he recalled that today marks the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This morning, in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Holy Father celebrated Mass and ordained 11 new priests. In his homily, the Pope told the soon to be priests,“Have always in mind the example of the Good Shepherd, who came not to be served, but to serve; to seek and save that which was lost.” Francis also reminded them that two elements–word and example–build the house of God, which is the Church, and told them to “continue the sanctifying work of Christ.” Don’t Fall for Evil One’s ‘Deceitful Flattery’ During his Regina Caeli add…

My Vocation Journey – Br Conor McDonough OP

My Vocation Journey – Br Conor McDonough OP: Br Conor McDonough OP shares his vocation story and what he has gained from entering into community life with the Irish Dominicans.

Cardinal Kelvin Felix to celebrate 60 years as a priest

Dominica News Online - Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 2:34 PM

Cardinal Felix (left) shares a word with another prominent Catholic priest from Dominica, Fr. Clement Jolly On April 17, 2016, His Eminence Kelvin Edward Cardinal Felix will celebrate his 60th anniversary of priestly ordination with a mass at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. He has worked and contributed significantly in several spheres of life in Dominica and the region. Cardinal Felix was born on February 15, 1933 in Roseau Dominica, one of the nine children of Major Edward Mosley Felix, Chief of the Dominica Police Force and his wife Melanie Cadette. His primary education was at the Roseau Boys School, followed by secondary education at the Dominica Grammar School. He then proceeded to study for the priesthood at the Regional Seminary of St. John Vianney in Trinidad and was ordained as a priest on April 8th 1956 in Dominica. He was the first diocesan priest and the first priest to be ordained in Dominica. Cardinal Felix a…

Pope Francis’ Message for Vocations Sunday 2016 Theme: The Church, Mother of Vocations

Vocations are born within the Church: From the moment a vocation begins to become evident, it is necessary to have an adequate “sense” of the Church. No one is called exclusively for a particular region, or for a group or for an ecclesial movement, but rather for the Church and for the world. “A sure sign of the authenticity of a charism is its ecclesial character, its ability to be integrated harmoniously into the life of God’s holy and faithful people for the good of all” (ibid., 130). In responding to God’s call, young people see their own ecclesial horizon expand; they are able to consider various charisms and to undertake a more objective discernment. In this way, the community becomes the home and the family where vocations are born. Candidates gratefully contemplate this mediation of the community as an essential element for their future. They learn to know and to love their brothers and sisters who pursue paths different from their own; and these bonds strengthen in everyone t…


Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is my great hope that, during the course of thiExtraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, all the baptized may experience the joy of belonging to the Church and rediscover that the Christian vocation, just like every particular vocation, is born from within the People of God, and is a gift of divine mercy. The Church is the house of mercy, and it is the “soil” where vocations take root, mature and bear fruit. For this reason, on the occasion of the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations, I invite all of you to reflect upon the apostolic community, and to give thanks for the role of the community in each person’s vocational journey. In thBull of Indiction for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I recalled the words of the venerable Saint Bede, describing the call of Saint Matthew: “Miserando atque eligendo(Misericordiae Vultus, 8). The Lord’s merciful action forgives our sins and opens us to the new life which takes shape in the call to discipleship and mission. …

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New Prior for Holy Cross

The Dominican Community of Holy Cross Priory, Calvary Hill, Arima which was founded as a house in 1963 has a new prior. The new prior named is fr. Ferdinand Warner OP. He is fondly known to those around him as Fr. Fedi. He was born on 6th January, 1964 in the most southern part of Trinidad called Cedros. He is the last of seven children. He entered the Dominican Order on 15th September, 1986 and was ordained on 22nd June, 1997.

Fr. Warner served in many parishes here in Trinidad as parish priest, such as: St. Joseph, Curepe, and Santa Rosa. He was the promoter for Justice and Peace for the Caribbean and Latin America. He was the president of the conference of Dominican Fathers in the Caribbean.

Currently there are three friars and one layman living at the priory. They are: fr. Matthew Ahye OP, fr Urban Hudlin OP (who is on study leave), fr Dwight Black OP. The familiaris Mr. Aubert Geoffry (Br. Navis) .

We at Dominican Vocation of  Trinbago welcome fr. Warner OP and wish him God'…

Pope’s Morning Homily: You Can’t Have a Closed Heart If You Want to Understand Jesus Urges Faithful to Examine: ‘How Is My Faith in Christ?’

WWW.PHOTO.VA - OSSERVATORE ROMANO In order to understand Jesus, we cannot have closed hearts, but rather need those that are courageous and forward-looking. Pope Francis stressed this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta as he asked those gathered to ask themselves to consider their own faith in Christ, reported Vatican Radio. “How is my faith in Jesus Christ?” he urged them to reflect, as he reflected on today’s readings. Recalling today’s Gospel from St. Mark, which recounted the miraculous healing of a paralytic in Capernaum, Francis stressed that ‘no one can buy faith,’ for it is ‘a gift that changes our life.’ Must Open Our Hearts In order to really understand Jesus, he underscored, we cannot have a “closed heart,” and rather, need to follow the path of forgiveness and humiliation. To illustrate what it means to really have faith, the Pope turned to the people of Capernaum, who were ready to do anything to get closer to Jesus, taking whatever risks may have come thei…