The vocation of the Cooperator brothers in the Order remains a vital part of our preaching mission. In a bid to promote this Vocation, we will be featuring the works of different Cooperator brothers from different parts of the world. We invite you to follow this series on the website of the Order (www.op.org) and on IDI.
This month, we are featuring:
Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P., currently serves as Director of Health Services for the Dominican Friars (Province of St. Joseph, USA) and as Executive Director of the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York.
How do I carry out the Order’s Mission and charism?
As Dominican Cooperator Brother, I share with our Priest Brothers, the privilege and the responsibility to announce the Kingdom of God to all those yearning for and needing His message of salvation in their lives. As a Dominican, with every breath, every action, every suffering, every joy, I preach God’s message of salvation, a message of hope, a message of enduring love for all of us. It is through Baptism and the consecration of my life and the profession of Solemn Vows, I have been given the freedom, the joy and indeed the responsibility to help others come to understand, believe and to cooperate with God’s Word through healing and transformation of their heart and minds. This is the healing that Jesus desires for all persons.
– See more at: http://www.op.org/en/content/impelled-eucharist-preaching-compassion-and-caring-moment#sthash.kCmjXyz9.dpuf