Month: March 2016

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Musical Pilgrimage

On April 16 at 7:00pm, St. Albert’s Priory continues its celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Order of Preachers with a Musical Pilgrimage through Spain, France and Italy. The concert will feature Fr. Robert Verrill, O.P. (trumpeter), Jacqueline Chew (pianist), Wendy Simon (flautist) and Joel Cohen (cellist), performing works from the birthplace of…

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Why Are the Statues Covered?

Beginning on the fifth Sunday of Lent (formerly known as Judica Sunday after the first words of the introit “Judge me, O Lord”) and throughout passiontide, a number of churches veil all statues, images and crosses in purple cloth. Many theories exist as to the historical origins of this practice….

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Surprising Discoveries – The Southern Tour

Every year the novices of the Province visit each of our communities (except the one in Alaska, due to time and resources). These visits are mostly divided up into two trips – a northern tour and a southern tour. The primary purpose of these tours is to help us discern…

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How Do Dominicans Elect Their Leaders?

As itinerant preachers, Dominicans are constantly on the go, traveling from place to place in order to proclaim the Gospel for the salvation of souls. After a certain number of years, every friar will be assigned to a ministry in a new place, based on the needs of the community…

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