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Chieri and Turin, 1st-3rd December 2017

First weekend of December: here we are, having a reunion in Chieri because of the second annual meeting of the Dominican Youth from North of Italy. We came there from different cities as Turin, Bologna, La Spezia, Udine, Milan and Bozen, challenging a cold and snowing weather all around the Piedmont region!

During our Saturday morning together, F.Raffaele Rizzello from the Convent placed in Turin itself, introduced us to two different topics as Conscience and Prudence extracted by some texts written by Saint Tommaso d’Aquino: Conscience, as applicable knowledge to our single day-by-day actions, requires a precise guide and right judgement from the Prudence as a virtue; so it means, in turn, that Prudence cannot exist if the human being is not used to live a life based on moral virtues which are so important in order to resist to all the distracting passions. 

Incontro 2

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The Spiritual Meaning of the Cross - Youth Formation

Dili - Timor-Leste

 

On September 17 Fray Ruben, OP organizes the Dominican youth who are around Dili to have some faith shared experience about "cross" it was held in Dare nearby Dili, and each one bring their own lunch to share together before we start the session. Dare is a place well known as an old Church and seminarians school during Portuguese Time it has a beautiful view from the top to the Capital dili. Each youth participates in the Holy Eucharist in their own Church, which they share together in Bidau than we begin pilgrims to Dare its take 40 Km. We reach in 12:30 pm and each one take their own food to eat and also share their friends and take picture by groups, together and so on. At 14:00 we start the session with the opening song "God is love" it was in Tetum "Maromak mak domin". Fray Ruben organizes it in and divides into three groups that have a rotation.

Timor 2017 1

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The voice of Youth in the Church

 

Pope Francis, in his line of opening the doors of the Church and announce the Gospel of Joy to everyone, he has called the Synod of the Bishops with the theme: “Youth, Faith and vocational discernment”. On January 13, 2017, a preparatory document was published by the XV General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of the Bishops with this same title.

And the obvious questions are: “What is a Synod, how does it work and what is it for?” The term Synod comes from two greek terms: syn (together) and yhodos (way), and expresses the idea of “walking together”. In the Vatican there are several organisms that form the Roman Curia and they are in charge of the government of the Church, looking after different sectors and areas. But there was an existing concern for having a structure where the universal church was represented in the way of an assembly of bishops from all over the world who could help the Pope in the government of the church through their advice. And that’s how Pope Paul VI created, on September 15, 1965, the Synod of the Bishops, as a permanent institution, depending directly of the Pope.

Jovenes

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Fratres Ordinis Prædicatorum

CURIA GENERALITIA

Rome, I October 2017

To all the members of the Dominican Family

Dominican Month for Peace

Prot. 50/17/688 Promoter ofJ&P

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Warm greetings from Rome!

After the hectic activity of our Jubilee Year, we are now trying to follow up on the many new commitments we have made!

One of the recurrent themes from our Jubilee was the importance of us renewing our preaching to be advocates of peace (like Dominic) in a world tom apart by many forms of violence and war. There is hardly a country anywhere that is spared from this harsh reality that breeds fear, insecurity, and the assertion of narrow ethnic and religious identities, that result in enormous suffering, death and displacement of entire communities.

paloma paz

While many Dominicans are already involved in forms of preaching that are bringing hope to such situations, we would now like to promote a global Dominican solidarity for all such efforts. We therefore propose to identify a period each year when Dominicans everywhere will pray for peace, and will offer solidarity for a particular project for peace.

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God is always with us: Domnismissio'17

Hello! My name is Sister Ana Margarida. I'm 32 years old and I took my first vows on this last 8th of January.

Before I was a sister, I volunteered at Teresa de Saldanha (VTS), which is a volunteer work center attached to the portuguese congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Sene. As a volunteer, I served during a year in East Timor, where i tried, such as Teresa de Saldanha's teachings inspired me, to practise good deeds whenever and wherever possible. During this year of mission, in which becoming a sister wasn't an objective in my mind, I was profoundly accompanied by our Founder, Teresa de Saldanha's thought: "Always forget yourself, in order to do good for your fellow man.". Thus I devoted myself completely to the people of East Timor and to the mission I undertook, in such a way that, upon my return, I felt as if God was calling me to deliver my life to Him with no reservations, through religious consecration.

11.Testimonio Camino Santiago 6

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God is always with us: Domnismissio'17

Hello! My name is Sister Ana Margarida. I'm 32 years old and I took my first vows on this last 8th of January.

Before I was a sister, I volunteered at Teresa de Saldanha (VTS), which is a volunteer work center attached to the portuguese congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Sene. As a volunteer, I served during a year in East Timor, where i tried, such as Teresa de Saldanha's teachings inspired me, to practise good deeds whenever and wherever possible. During this year of mission, in which becoming a sister wasn't an objective in my mind, I was profoundly accompanied by our Founder, Teresa de Saldanha's thought: "Always forget yourself, in order to do good for your fellow man.". Thus I devoted myself completely to the people of East Timor and to the mission I undertook, in such a way that, upon my return, I felt as if God was calling me to deliver my life to Him with no reservations, through religious consecration.

11.Testimonio Camino Santiago 6

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 Preaching Through the Arts

The words “Joyful Friar, Itinerant Preacher” used to describe our holy founder St. Dominic, rang true to me as I once again had the joy and privilege of sharing with our Dominican Youth ways to preach the Gospel through the Arts.  The students that attended my contemplative practice of “Origami” workshop were filled with joy and enthusiasm to preach the Gospel in today’s world as Dominic did over 800 years ago.  Like the itinerant preacher Dominic, many are able and willing to go where the Spirit leads them and preach in whatever way they can.  Whether through the spoken word, or through art, music or dance, the word is JOY and their creativity opens a whole new world as to how to communicate it.  .  

29. Preaching through Arts Maryanna Euring 1

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