Dominicans: September 2010 Archives
As mentioned a number of days ago I posted a list of religious congregations attracting new recruits in 2010, now the Associate Press has picked up on the trend. I am glad they did.
The AP story can be read here.
Unremarkable, perhaps quite cliched, is the remark of Dr Catherine Mooney linking the vocations to Pope John Paul II. As much as it goes, the life and work of John Paul led many to to become a member of a thriving religious order. But do you think a theology professor would mention the work of the Blessed Trinity as a source of the call? Relying merely on a pope's influence doesn't go to far. Does it?
Thanks be to God for those who freely say 'yes' to the call of Christ to live the consecrated life. Saints Dominic and Catherine of Siena, pray for us.
The 2010 Dominican General Chapter opened on August 31st (and will close on September 21st) and the 130 capitulars elected Father Bruno Cador , 55, as the 86th successor of Saint Dominic; he immediately succeeds Father Carlos Aspiroz Costa who has served for the last 9 years. Father Bruno, until now, has been the Prior Provincial of the French Province and trained as a pediatrics physician with an interest in child hematology and in bio-ethics. He's also lived and worked in Haiti.
Father Bruno will live at the Convent of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill in Rome.
The Dominican General Chapter meets every three years and elects a new Master of the Order every nine. This is the 290th General Chapter.
UPDATE: Father Master Bruno Cadore gave an insightful interview on H2O News and says some important things about the Word of God and how it shapes our lives, about the necessity and joy of the fraternal life and the unity we are called to live as brothers and sisters. Watch the video here.
Saint Dominic, pray for us.
Blessed Jordan of Saxony, pray for us.
Saint Raymond of Penyafort, pray for us.
Saint Bruno, pray for us.
Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us.
Blessed Margaret of Castello, pray for us.
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for us.