Next year the worldwide Dominican Order will celebrate its 800th jubilee. Here’s the latest on a local celebration at Priory of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Ibadan, Nigeria, taken from the website of the Order.
In union with the entire Order which is celebrating the Jubilee of the 800th Anniversary of its foundation, the Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas, Ibadan, Nigeria, will be celebrating in grand style. This is the Formation House of the Province of St Joseph the Worker (Nigeria and Ghana) and one of the largest priories in the Order. The celebration will be a three-day program from the 1st to the 3rd of May, 2015.
The province of Saint Joseph the Worker in Nigeria and Ghana is of special import to the Central Province of Dominicans, as the early Dominicans who began the Dominican ministry there came from the Central Province. A brief history below from the Province of Saint Joseph the Worker website provides a brief summary.