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The Dominican Moment: November 15, 2017

The DePorres Pages features short prayers from the tradition of Saint Dominic in this new series known as The Dominican Moment. These are short pieces for meditation and prayer. They are either quotes from Dominican saints, (Saint Dominic actually wrote little), or by those inspired by him. At the end of each clip, there are reflection questions to pray about and reflect on during the day.

The Dominican Moment: November 8, 2017

The DePorres Pages features short prayers from the tradition of Saint Dominic in this new series known as The Dominican Moment. These are short pieces for meditation and prayer. They are either quotes from Dominican saints, (Saint Dominic actually wrote little), or by those inspired by him. At the end of each clip, there are reflection questions to pray about and reflect on during the day.

The Dominican Moment: November 7, 2017

The DePorres Pages features short prayers from the tradition of Saint Dominic in this new series known as The Dominican Moment. These are short pieces for meditation and prayer. They are either quotes from Dominican saints, (Saint Dominic actually wrote little), or by those inspired by him. At the end of each clip, there are reflection questions to pray about and reflect on during the day.

The Dominican Moment: November 6, 2017

The DePorres Pages features short prayers from the tradition of Saint Dominic in this new series known as The Dominican Moment. These are short pieces for meditation and prayer. They are either quotes from Dominican saints, (Saint Dominic actually wrote little), or by those inspired by him. At the end of each clip, there are reflection questions to pray about and reflect on during the day.

The Dominican Moment: October 24, 2017

The DePorres Pages features short prayers from the tradition of Saint Dominic in this new series known as The Dominican Moment. These are short pieces for meditation and prayer. They are either quotes from Dominican saints, (Saint Dominic actually wrote little), or by those inspired by him. At the end of each clip, there are reflection questions to pray about and reflect on during the day.

Institution of the Commission for the Vocation of Cooperator Brothers in the Order

The Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadoré has instituted a Commission for the Vocation of Cooperator Brothers in the Order. The Commission will operate until the General Chapter of 2019.

This Commission follows on from the Coordinating Committee on the Study of the Cooperator Brothers on their specific vocation in the Order (ACG Trogir 2013, 80-82;Relatio MO, I 13).

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A Ghost: Homily for Memorial of Saint Dominic, August 8, 2017

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Readings for Today

How often do you chase the shadow God?  How often do you limit God? Aaron and Miriam refuse to let God act in a way God chooses.  The disciples do not recognize Jesus. They think he is a ghost. All miss the presence of God because of their expectations.  Since God is not who they think he is, God must be wrong.  Aaron and Miriam do not get it.  The disciples finally do.

We have to let God be God. It is not up to us to tell God what to do.  On this feast of Saint Dominic, it seems similar to his time with the Albegensians.  People are going their own way.  The spiritual life does not guide people to happiness. People want God to do what they want.  People do not want to do anymore the will of God.  And yet, God is not stopped.  Moses continues to do the work God gives him.  The disciples learn more and more from Jesus.  If we are to be true to Saint Dominic’s mission, we too need to go forth to preach in a way that lets God be God.

Daily prayer for July 12, 2017

Lord, Father all-powerful and ever-living God, I thank You, for
even though I am a sinner, your unprofitable servant, not
because of my worth but in the kindness of your mercy,
You have fed me with the Precious Body & Blood of Your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
I pray that this Holy Communion may not bring me
condemnation and punishment but forgiveness and salvation.
May it be a helmet of faith and a shield of good will.
May it purify me from evil ways and put an end to my evil passions.
May it bring me charity and patience, humility and obedience,
and growth in the power to do good.
May it be my strong defense against all my enemies, visible and invisible, and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses,
bodily and spiritual.
May it unite me more closely to you, the One true God, and lead me
safely through death to everlasting happiness with You.
And I pray that You will lead me, a sinner, to the banquet where you,
with Your Son and holy Spirit, are true and perfect light, total fulfillment, everlasting joy, gladness without end, and perfect
happiness to your saints. grant this through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

Fr Juan Luis Mediavilla García is the new Syndic of the Order

The Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadore has appointed fr Juan Luis Mediavilla García as the Syndic of the Order. He is a son of the Province of Hispania and he succeeds fr Hilario Provecho who has just concluded his term.

He was born in 1961 at Asturias, Spain. He received the habit in Caleruega in 1979, made his profession of vows in 1980 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1989. His first assignment was in the community of La Virgen del Camino at León, Spain

He has a Licenciate in Theology from the Pontifical University of Salamanca and Pedagogy from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also has a Masters in Counselling with a focus on Family Counselling, he is an expert in Family Mediation.

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