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The Order of Preachers: An Evangelical Republic? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sherry   
Thursday, 02 September 2010 10:10

There is a lot going on:

For me, the primary thing is pounding the "Come and See" introductory day for the Making Disciples process into shape.  Fr. Mike and I will be offering it to hundreds of parish leaders from the San Fernando region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in October.  The Archdiocese has just adopted four very exciting priorities;

  • To seek out and draw in the unbelieving and the unchurched,

• To foster life-long discipleship and spiritual growth

• To assist all the baptized in the discernment of their spiritual gifts (charisms) and vocations

• To equip and support extraordinary apostolates.
And we are in the thick of it.
But I wanted to make you aware that the 290th world-wide Dominican Chapter is beginning in Rome.  After the first 794 years, you get reasonably good at this sort of thing.
There is good web coverage. The videos are very interesting.  I have especially enjoyed the one on "government" in which the present Master of the Order describes the Dominican Order as "an evangelical republic" and St. Dominic as a "happy saint."
My kind of republic even if I am a citizen only in spirit.    All Dominicanophiles will want to check in periodically.

 

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