Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Humble Beginnings; 800th Anniversary Celebration

On December 17, 1206, Notre Dame de Prouille opened its doors to the first vocations. On December 22, 1216, pope Honorious III established the Order of Friar Preachers (Dominicans). To celebrate these events, Bro. Carlos A. Azpiroz Costa OP, Master of the Order, has announced a Jubilee and a “Novena of Years” to celebrate these events. Addressing the Order from Prouille, the Master General said:

May all of us, the sons and daughters of Saint Dominic, prepare ourselves [to return to our foundation] joyfully; let us there drink of the fresh simplicity of the "love we had at first", feeling ourselves at the feet of Jesus, that we may be with Him and listen to Him. Let us live this time with intensity and grace, sharing with our contemplative communities the joy of their consecration, the fruitfulness of their silence, the beauty of their liturgy, their special love for the Word.

The Dominican Laity of Idaho extends a warm welcome to all, to join us on Dec 17, 2006, at our regular chapter meeting at St. John’s Cathedral (parish office building) to celebrate with us these providential events. Further information may be obtained by calling Bonnie Fitzpatrick (442-7139) or at http://dominicanidaho.org.

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