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HOLY WEEK 2012
Black Saturday, April 7, 2012

THE MISSIONARY ACTIVITIES OF THE FILIPINO DOMINICANS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND IN ABROAD.

A Dominican Vocation Discernment series (Part 3), Black Saturday, April 7, 2012.

PHILIPPINE DOMINICAN MISSIONARY WORK: FILIPINO MISSION OF PREACHING IN FOREIGN LAND.

SRI LANKA

Dominican Province of the Philippines


At Present, Sri Lankan Dominicans helped by Several Filipino Dominicans continue to preach the gospel andhttps://i1.wp.com/a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/2322_48789772986_562022986_1384038_8081_n.jpg serve the people of god especially through teaching ministry in the national seminary and formation of local candidates for the order and of Lay Dominicans.


INDONESIA

The Indonesian Dominican Priestshttps://i2.wp.com/a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/386155_2554581700018_1118211149_2939327_2111476272_n.jpg helped by Several Filipino Dominicans preach the gospel and serve the people of god https://i2.wp.com/photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/388971_2554597940424_1118211149_2939347_1612248160_a.jpgin Indonesia through Parishes, Ministry to the Youth, Formation of Lay Dominicans and inter-religious dialogue with Islam.

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WHERE DO WE WORK?

The Friars of the Dominican Province of the Philippines are ministering to different places in the country:

1. Santo Domingo Church and Convent in Quezon Cityhttps://i2.wp.com/a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/60958_1353830457390_1580283005_30754545_285794_n.jpg founded since January 1, 1588.

2. Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag Parish in Manaoag, Pangasinan https://i2.wp.com/a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/40684_1316385481289_1580283005_30672280_4267279_n.jpgfounded in April 6, 1608.

3. St Thomas Aquinas Priory in UST founded in 1611.

4. St John Lateran in Letran, Intramuros in April 20, 1652.

5. House of the Most Holy Rosary https://i1.wp.com/a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/303716_271752359524881_100000703566880_923312_2031535196_n.jpgin Angelicum, Iloilo in October 18, 1962.

6. St Albert the Great Convent in Letran, Calamba in November 23, 1977.

7. Caleruega Retreat Center in August 6, 1995.

8. Bahay Dominiko in August 8, 1996.

9. House of San Lorenzo Ruiz and Companion Martyrs https://i0.wp.com/a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/308112_288129764536464_100000183277856_1351712_2072865979_n.jpgin May 23, 2005.

10. Letran College in Bataan.

11. House of St Antoninus in May 2011.

12. St Bartholomew Parish in Calayanhttps://i1.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225687_10150237587681467_602261466_7758941_6859328_n.jpg and St Vincent Ferrer Parishhttps://i1.wp.com/a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/185189_10150235424471467_602261466_7735628_5472431_n.jpg in Camiguin Islands.

13. Mission inhttps://i1.wp.com/a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425146_348226955209780_100000674355758_1156710_247819443_n.jpg Indonesia.

14. Mission in https://i0.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/4277_80835682986_562022986_1866084_5279303_n.jpgSri Lanka.

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SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH AND CONVENT

The DOMINICAN FRIARS OF SANTO DOMINGO CONVENThttps://i2.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/66656_1383661883157_1580283005_30811092_7923096_n.jpg invite the public to join daily life ofhttps://i2.wp.com/a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/162767_1469890398816_1580283005_30958691_3062624_n.jpg Mass,https://i0.wp.com/a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/226878_207228859309591_100000674355758_658080_706820_n.jpg Prayer, Contemplation and Sacrament as well as visit to the PRESTIGIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, MIRACULOUS AND ORIGINAL IMAGE OFhttps://i0.wp.com/a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/39535_1383667043286_1580283005_30811113_7169980_n.jpg OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL DE MANILA and participate in Parish Apostolic Activities.

ST THOMAS AQUINAS PRIORY (UST)

The Friarshttps://i2.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/164558_183002631732214_100000674355758_492994_2355224_n.jpg living in the University are teachershttps://i1.wp.com/photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/268258_222986964400447_100000674355758_758612_1695946_a.jpg of Philosophy, Theology, Scriptures, Canon Law among others. It is a place where new insights are discovered, scholarly books and articles, published and preaching developed.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY (Manaoag)

Being in custody of the miraculous image ofhttps://i0.wp.com/a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281267_2075322037342_1073673781_32093501_3237174_n.jpg Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag is a great opportunity for the friarshttps://i2.wp.com/a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/285290_2075305236922_1073673781_32093457_3418961_n.jpg to meet and welcome the many pilgrims https://i2.wp.com/a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/285566_2075304116894_1073673781_32093455_612535_n.jpgeveryday.

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CALERUEGA RETREAT CENTER (Batangas)

The Dominican Friarshttps://i2.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/382899_2696964978027_1073673781_32506383_994870729_n.jpg promote a healthy spirituality that appreciates nature as a gifthttps://i1.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/17962_1279360258795_1073673781_30799081_6895072_n.jpg from god. Breathing fresh air and gazing at the vast horizon, one gets https://i1.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/17962_1279360858810_1073673781_30799095_2542322_n.jpga glimpse of the infinity of god in his creation.

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HOUSE OF SAN LORENZO RUIZ AND COMPANION MARTYRS (Navotas)

The Preaching of TRUTHhttps://i0.wp.com/photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/223247_218627858153322_100000183277856_993661_1790311_a.jpg cannot be separated from works of justice and peace. Hence, the Dominicans have chosen Navotas as one of their centers forhttps://i2.wp.com/a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/425164_378318732184233_100000183277856_1685356_2135960239_n.jpg promoting justice.

ST RAYMUND OF PENYAFORT CONVENT (Legazpi)

The Dominicanshttps://i0.wp.com/a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/248745_1926665681026_1073673781_31951112_2050491_n.jpg cater to the needs of the region. They serve three aspects of the person: mind as well as EDUCATION, body as well as HOSPITAL and spirit as well as https://i2.wp.com/a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249469_1993986404661_1093461541_2330798_5406017_n.jpgPASTORAL. It also serves as a cultural center of many sorts for Bicolanos.

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ST BARTHOLOMEW PARISH, CALAYAN AND ST VINCENT FERRER PARISH, CAMIGUIN

Continuing the missionary zeal of their Spanish Fathers, the Filipino Friarshttps://i2.wp.com/a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/208235_10150152214451467_602261466_7033703_1404718_n.jpg in there houses cater to the https://i1.wp.com/a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/198798_10150235433541467_602261466_7735784_4901774_n.jpgspiritual and educational needs of thehttps://i2.wp.com/a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/250227_10150237581951467_602261466_7758885_8143655_n.jpg people. Their experiences have been that of peace, abundance and adventure.

ST JOHN LATERAN (Intramuros)

Being the oldest institution https://i0.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/17146_102253216469978_100000558990165_61438_4954087_n.jpgof the province, this convent has withstood the test of time. But more than survival. What makes this institution special is HOW IT HAS PRODUCED EXTRAORDINARY MEN IN HISTORY.

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ST ALBERT THE GREAT CONVENT (Calamba)

Located in a lush green rural setting, St Albert Conventhttps://i2.wp.com/a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/37426_138140196203749_100000233096183_309757_655933_n.jpg is a refreshing place for preachers to live in. Being presently the place of thehttps://i1.wp.com/a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/263415_225724180778683_100000233096183_876693_2554593_n.jpg Pre-Novitiate, it is here where the friarhttps://i2.wp.com/a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/404593_355429774474789_100000233096183_1323753_1585036090_n.jpg is reminded of his humble beginnings.

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LETRAN COLLEGE (Bataan)

Despite having produced two great letran institutions: Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manilahttps://i1.wp.com/a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/14638_100145473347419_100000558990165_983_4551662_n.jpg and Colegio de San Juan de Letran https://i2.wp.com/a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/14638_100146090014024_100000558990165_1010_5161942_n.jpgin Calamba, Laguna, the Dominicans do not rest on their laurels.

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HOUSE OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY, ANGELICUM (Iloilo)

This house in history, beauty and apostolate rolled into one. Most of all, Angelicum https://i1.wp.com/a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/300758_1736775919050_1828198215_1117162_3542983_n.jpgwill be known for being a cradle of education and spiritual formation.

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HOUSE OF ST ANTONINUS (General Santos)

The newly erected house shall serve as a Dominican center in Mindanao dedicated to servehttps://i0.wp.com/photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/294164_246225905411449_100000721237972_821126_3569582_a.jpg the church and locality of the region.

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BAHAY DOMINIKO (Santo Domingo Church, Quezon City)

This is the official residence of the Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of the Philippines.

WHAT DO WE EXPECT TO DO IN THE FUTURE?

For nearly eight centuries now, the ORDER OF PREACHERS presently under the leadership ofFr Bruno Cadore OP, the Master of the Order has played a significant role in the life of the local and universal church. With God’s unending grace, the Dominicans, then and now, see themselves doing for another eight centuries and more what they do best, https://i2.wp.com/a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/377387_295609540471522_100000674355758_1013844_883731924_n.jpgSPREADING THE LIGHT IN FIDELITY TO CHRIST, I AM A DOMINICAN.

PRIORITIES OF THE DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES

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MEDIA EVANGELIZATION

Through ourhttps://i1.wp.com/a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/401302_10150656020916563_508121562_10998706_91666715_n.jpg media evangelization, we try to open the door to a deeper sense of hope which tells us that “GOD WILL WORK HIS WILL… SO THAT WHAT MUST NOT BE CANNOT BE… AND WHAT MUST BE, WILL BE.” Only in this hope, can wehttps://i1.wp.com/a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/403891_2846871206248_1093461541_3018754_988895352_n.jpg consequently break the silence of an unheeding society. As preachers in media evangelization, the brothers givehttps://i0.wp.com/photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/207012_216150565062466_100000025715770_911023_5505959_a.jpg hope in the hearts of those who can only wait in vain, if we https://i2.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/25760_1233986141357_1580283005_30493269_3548186_n.jpgwould only choose, through media, to proclaim the word of salvation. The Brothers are involved in the https://i0.wp.com/a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228092_221708554507545_100000052064481_933010_2118407_n.jpgRadio Veritas, Radio Angelicum, Spirit FM Calayan, Dominican Radio Manaoag and the Siete Palabrashttps://i2.wp.com/a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/377387_295609540471522_100000674355758_1013844_883731924_n.jpg in Santo Domingo Church during Holy Week.

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JUSTICE, PEACE AND CARE FOR CREATION

“THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME… TO PREACH THE GOODNEWS TO THE POOR.”   (Luke 4:18)

In our Dominican history and tradition, there had been the Justice and Peace dimension: Implicitly, in Dominic’s action in the famine at Palencia, in Catherine’s saintly embrace of lepers and beggars in Siena and Rome, in Antoninus’s social reforms in Florence, in Martin De Porres’s charity in Lima, in Bartolome De las Casas advocacy for indigenous peoples and explicitly, in our times, in Dominique Chenu, Albert Nolan, Gustavo Gutierrez. So in humbly owning this heroic heritage and heartily rising to the challenges of globalized disequilibrium and delumnanization, of sinful poverty and societal suffering, of virulent fear and violent strife, the Dominicans https://i0.wp.com/a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/429163_378318795517560_100000183277856_1685357_1326727627_n.jpglive the life and preach the message of hope, proclaiming and witnessing to our merciful god, who journeys with humanity especially with the churchhttps://i2.wp.com/a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/431616_378329082183198_100000183277856_1685401_1998405763_n.jpg of the poor. In this hope, we raise our words and actions, in indignation against all injustice, in compassion towards the poor, in courage and solidarity with the least of our fellows.

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MISSION

The idea of Mission is https://i1.wp.com/a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208572_10150152213266467_602261466_7033688_1031199_n.jpgBEING SENT TO SHARE THE FRUIT OF GOD’s LOVE – RESONATES IN THE HEART OF THE DOMINICAN VOCATION.

Dominic https://i2.wp.com/a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/298980_2011435017093_1580283005_31559666_95565069_n.jpgsent out the early Friarshttps://i1.wp.com/a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/208582_10150152213561467_602261466_7033692_6199967_n.jpg from quiet centers of study, prayer and community life to the frontiers, where light ended and darkness began. They https://i0.wp.com/a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/429868_3248450806312_1118211149_3254996_1395851208_n.jpgwent as LIGHTS SHINING IN THAT DARKNESS AND AS VOICES SHOUTING IN THAT WILDERNESS AND THERE WAS LIFE, THE LIFE OF HIMhttps://i2.wp.com/a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/36069_1396620927125_1580283005_30832046_7599683_n.jpg WHO PROCLAIMED HIMSELF THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.

Missionhttps://i1.wp.com/a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/407349_2509869837652_1580283005_31757183_2053210061_n.jpg is not about geography, it is about spirit. It is not about territory, it is about attitude, it is not about where a Friar is sent, it is about his consciousness of himself. As one https://i0.wp.com/a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420251_3272052041458_1272118195_3553060_525325735_n.jpgbeing sent to some frontier, where the light of the lord is absent or shines only dimly.

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION

The Dominicans https://i0.wp.com/a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/378794_2534162548068_1073673781_32433954_617936266_n.jpghave been known and challenged for the fine intellectual tradition from which they derive much inspiration and resources for the service they render to the church. They take pride in serving as advisorshttps://i1.wp.com/a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/378377_2534163188084_1073673781_32433955_767608024_n.jpg of the hierarchy on theological issues that affect the affairs of the church and addresses the problems besetting the life of faith of our people.

Theological Reflection https://i1.wp.com/a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/374651_2534178988479_1073673781_32433975_310036016_n.jpgsimply means to dwell on a theology in the context of the concrete situation of the country and asia. This is in fact doing theology, it means interpreting and bringing the message of christ to the poor. Doing theologyhttps://i0.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419714_348241748541634_100000674355758_1156754_383663723_n.jpg also means discovering and bringing the face of christ among the peoples of different cultures, faiths and moral persuasions.

EDUCATION

Education encompasses religious, personal and social goals. Education is an extension of the church’s mission of evangelization. As such its purpose is to bring out the salvific dimensions of the https://i2.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/12311_110072989004436_100000052064481_255289_4110470_n.jpgarts, science, technology and culture. It aims at the synthesis of faith and culture of faith and life. It seeks to deepen faith as it develops reason leading to an appreciation and living of gospel values.

For the society, educationhttps://i2.wp.com/a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249469_1993986404661_1093461541_2330798_5406017_n.jpg nurtures culture and serve as catalyst of change and development. For the person, education is meant to bring out his of her total and integral development. Ultimately education enables the person to attain the purpose for which he or she was created, namely, union with god, communion with others and harmony with creation.

THE MAKING OF THE DOMINICAN

DOMINICANS have been called ATHLETES OF CHRIST and like all athletes they need a training period for toughening up years of LEARNING THE ROPES of the order.

We have STAGES OF FORMATION IN THE DOMINICAN ORDER:


Before i end this topic, i would like to make some reflections.

WHAT SHALL I DO WITH MY LIFE?

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

AM I THE KIND OF PERSON WHO COULD BECOME A https://i2.wp.com/a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/317760_1949897278688_1580283005_31515646_2033769891_n.jpgDOMINICAN PRIEST?

I like to date, i like children, maybe i should get married.

A Married man today can do as much good in the world as a priest. Besides, the Church needs good laymen.

Still, AM I THE KIND OF PERSON WHO COULD BECOME A https://i1.wp.com/a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/317760_1949897118684_1580283005_31515642_423317442_n.jpgDOMINICAN PRIEST?

It’s a big step and takes a long time. I might not like it after i begin my studies and decide to leave, WASTING SEVERAL YEARS OF MY LIFE.

ARE THESE THOUGHTS AND DOUBTS WANDERING THROUGH YOUR MIND?

Perhaps YOU ARE A PERSON WHO IS CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR MOTIVES FOR CHOOSING THEhttps://i0.wp.com/a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/303097_1949895158635_1580283005_31515638_705020983_n.jpg DOMINICAN PRIESTHOOD.

ARE THEY THE RIGHT ONES?

There are so many TO GET AWAY FROM THE WORLD,

TO BECOME A SAINT,

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT GOD AND GET CLOSER TO HIM,

TO https://i1.wp.com/a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/294312_1949922439317_1580283005_31515705_646299614_n.jpgSAVE YOUR SOUL,

TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE,

TO OFFERhttps://i0.wp.com/a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/307561_1949924479368_1580283005_31515708_266222270_n.jpg THE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS AND HEAR CONFESSIONS,

TO GUARDhttps://i0.wp.com/a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/309214_1952184335863_1580283005_31517034_143434676_n.jpg THE MIRACULOUS IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL https://i1.wp.com/a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/309649_1952233097082_1580283005_31517099_823713755_n.jpgIN SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH,

TO BEhttps://i1.wp.com/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262080_1839089545741_1495617364_31688876_1763759_n.jpg HAPPY,

TO HAVE THAT SENSE OF FULFILLMENT IN KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE USED ALL OF YOUR ABILITIES TO SERVE GOD,

TO HAVE A WORTHWHILE CHALLENGE IN YOUR LIFE.

No doubt you feel you are not the kind of person who could become a priest because you consider yourself unworthy or inadequate. The fact is that you are an individual, which means YOU ARE UNIQUE.

THERE NEVER WILL BE ANOTHER PERSON JUST LIKE YOU.

ONLY YOU SMILE IN THAT CERTAIN WAY,

ONLY YOU GET GLOOMY AT THOSE CERTAIN TIMES,

WORRY ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS AND HAVE YOUR OWN PECULIAR FEARS.

YET YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PERSON BECAUSE YOU ARE UNIQUE AND AN INDIVIDUAL.

YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO YOURSELF,

TO YOUR FRIENDS AND TO YOUR FAMILY,

YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD,

HE IS INTERESTED IN YOU.

Because of this interest HE WILL CONTINUE TO GUIDE YOU DURING YOUR LIFE ESPECIALLY AS YOU FREELY AND INTELLIGENTLY CHOOSE A CAREER FOR YOURSELF.

After all HE HAS HIS PLANS FOR YOU AND IS INTERESTED THAT YOUR CHOICE OFhttps://i2.wp.com/a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/310513_1949902398816_1580283005_31515656_2031147371_n.jpg DOMINICAN VOCATION CORRESPONDS TO HIS PLANS.

GOD, of course, WORKS QUIETLY.

YET HE ALWAYS GIVES INDICATIONS OF HIS ACTIVITY AND PLANS THROUGH SIGNS NOTHING MIRACULOUS,

JUST THE ORDINARY THINGS IN LIFE,

THE QUALITIES AND ABILITIES YOU HAVE,

THE EVERYDAY EVENTS IN YOUR LIFE SUCH AS THE PEOPLE YOU RUN INTO,

A CHANCE CONVERSATION OR A DISAPPOINTMENT.

You may find it difficult to perceive the significance of these things. Nevertheless you well may be that PARTICULAR PERSON WHOM GOD HAS CHOSEN TO BECOME A PRIEST.

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Black Saturday, April 7, 2012
HOLY WEEK 2012

DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES

DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES

MR JOHN REGINALD BAUTISTA OP

Santo Domingo Church, Quezon City.

Dominican Province of the Philippines

Who live by the example of St Dominic de Guzman, St Albert the Great, St Thomas Aquinas, St Vincent Ferrer, St Martin de Porres, St Peter de Verona, St Raymund of Penafort,St Vincent Liem dela Paz and the Companions of St Lorenzo Ruiz who died as martyrs.

Missionaries who evangelized Bataan, Pangasinan andCagayan. Religious Priests and Brothers who founded and work at the University of Sto Tomas, Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, Laguna and Bataan, Aquinas University in Legazpi and the Angelicum College in Quezon City and Iloilo.

Pastors who minister at the Parish of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Dagat-dagatan Navotas, Santisimo Rosario in UST Sampaloc Manila and Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan.

Prior of the Convent and Shrine of the Miraculous Image of OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL in SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH Quezon City.

Missionaries in far flung regions of the Philippines and abroad. Preachers whose words of grace are distilled from assiduous study, prayer and a deep sense of Community.

Like them, I AM A DOMINICAN. BE ONE OF US, BE ONE WITH US, BE A DOMINICAN!

The only requirement is your willingness to try.

For details, please call Santo Domingo Convent at telephone number # 7126275 / 7437758 / 09156784728 or you may visit the Mother Church of the Dominican Province of the Philippines and National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval – Santo Domingo Church and Convent, 537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

The DOMINICANS – PRIESTS AND BROTHERS preaching in the Philippines since 1587.

BE ONE OF US, BE A LIGHT, BE A PREACHER, BE A DOMINICAN!

DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES

   SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH – NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon CitySCHEDULE OF MASSES AND OTHER LITURGICAL SERVICES IN SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH, QUEZON CITY:

WEEKDAYS (Monday – Saturday):

AM – 5:45*, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00 AM & 12:15 NN

PM – 6:00

* Rosary, Mass with Liturgy of the Hour

SUNDAYS AND HOLYDAYS:

AM – 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00*, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00

PM – 4:00*, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00

* 8:00 am – Conventual Mass

* 4:00 pm – Parish Mass

PERPETUAL NOVENA IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL – every Saturday at 11:45 am & 5:30 pm

MASS WITH BLESSING OF THE SICK AND DISTRIBUTION OF BREAD – every Tuesday right after 12:15 nn & 6:00 pm Mass.

WANTED: LAY DOMINICANS.

WHO ARE THE LAY DOMINICANS?

Being a lay dominican does not simply to be considered as a “Lay Person affiliated with the Dominican Order”. a Lay Dominican is a full member and part of the Dominican Order. he/she is a Dominican

The lay Dominicans or Secular Dominicans, as they are called today, (and who in the past have been known as Dominican Tertiaries, members of the Third Orders of St. Dominic, or members of the Order of Penance of St. Dominic) are ‘an Association of the faithful living in the world, who participate in the religious and apostolic life of the Order of Friars Preachers under the guidance of the Dominican Brethren and according to the Rule approved by the Holy See and thus strive for Christian Perfection.’ Although the word profession is often used, they do not take vows and, therefore, cannot be strictly called religious; yet, in a wide sense, they may be called religious living in the world. (R.Vahey, OP,Information)

‘Their vocation is superior to membership in a sodality or confraternity because it includes canonical status in a major religious Order and embraces a more universal objective’ (J.Rubba OP, Third Order of St. Dominic)

It is composed of Lay people, men and women, single and married, who live in and are a sign to the World.

(Excerpts from: Lay Dominicans Manual by:Eladio Neira, OP p29)
Brief History
From the very beginning of the Order of Preachers, there are already groups of Lay people that participates in the apostolic works and associates themselves with the dominican friars. accordingly, “it has its origin in one of the twelfht century penitential movements which centered around St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers gathered around himself groups of Lay People for the spiritual and material defense of the Church and, ultimately for the participation in the Apostolate. (E.Neira, O.P.) “Thus, it is not surprising that the “history” of the Third Order does not begin in 1285, when the Master General Munio de Zamora officially promulgated its Rule, nor back to the early years of the 13th century, when St. Dominic lived and worked. The “history” of the Third Order goes back many decades before that. To understand what the Third Order is and whence it came, we have to look at the Church of the Middle Ages and the society in which it lived.” (Richard Weber)

it was known then to be the Order of Penitents of St. Dominic, Third Order of St. Dominic, and now as “Lay Dominican Fraternities”.

REQUISITE FOR ADMISSION:

The  Dominican Lay Fraternity taps the vocation of men and women (Single or Married with the consent of spouse) to live a life of STUDY, PRAYER and APOSTOLIC WORK according to his / her own state of life.

For Aspirancy are the requisite for admission:

1. Well disposed person

2. Practicing Catholic

3. Living a devout life and good refute

4. At least 18 years of age

5. Sincerely desirous of christian perfection

6. Can present a letter of recommendation from his/her parish priest

7. Must not belong to any other religious congregation or with another third order

8. Must be willing to attend meetings and study regularly

Any interested party may ask to be interviewed by any Lay Dominican of the Santo Domingo Fraternity. Regular council and Chapter meeting is held every First Sunday of the month from 12:00 nn – 4:00 pm at Santo Domingo Church – National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval, 537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. For details, pls call Santo Domingo Convent at # 7126271 or text at # 09154855915

and look for MR JOHN REGINALD BAUTISTA OP..

SPREAD THE WORD! BE A DOMINICAN LIVING IN THE WORLD!