Join us for all the major events of the Jubilee year, from exhibitions to pilgrimages and from talks to significant feast days.
Join us for a series of engaging online talks that will explore the history and spirituality of the Dominicans.
Pray the official prayer of the Jubilee with us.
In 1221 the first Dominican Friars arrived in Britain - this summer we are following in their footsteps. You are invited to join the Friars on this journey!
Join us at Our Lady of the Rosary Shrine at 6pm in thanksgiving for the completion of the restoration work. All are welcome and booklets with English translations will be available.
September 23rd - October 3rd
Join us on the first Saturday of the month at the Rosary Shrine for an evening beginning at 5pm with Adoration and Scripture meditations; followed by Confession and Mass at 6pm. After Mass, at 7pm, join us for a Rosary Procession, the blessing of candles and roses and enrolment in the Rosary Confraternity.
Every Saturday during October, join us at the Rosary Shrine at 7pm for the Rosary Procession.
Everyone is welcome to the Solemn Mass celebrated by Cardinal Nichols for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary at 12pm.
Celebrate Festal Mass at 6pm and the launch of new Rosary Book, photos and meditations, by Lawrence Lew OP London
Every religious order has its distinct way of praying that sustains them in their charism. So how is the Dominican mission of preaching and the intellectual apostolate supported in their prayer life? What were the ‘nine ways of prayer’ given to the order by St Dominic? How is the Rosary a Dominican prayer? And what have other Dominican saints contributed to this tradition?
The story of the Dominicans is intertwined with key moments in our nation’s history: the development of the first university in Oxford, the high Christian era of the Middle Ages, the desolation of the Reformation, the Catholic revival in the Victorian age, and the continuing struggles of our modern age. Br Bede, currently a student brother at Blackfriars, Oxford, will give us a whirlwind tour of 800 years of history, and pick out a few Dominican friars who shaped or were shaped by the times they lived in.
Dominicans are the ‘Order of Preachers’. Nowadays, however, Christians usually want to avoid coming over as ‘preachy’ - so in what way are we all expected to ‘preach’? What can the Dominican tradition teach us all about how to proclaim the gospel, and what lessons can it offer us as we seek to share our faith with a secular age?
O Lord our God,
Creator of the world, Giver of life.
Eight hundred years ago,
it pleased you to receive St Dominic into eternity,
and to establish the Holy Preaching in Britain.
O Spem miram! You are the wonderful hope,
promised by Dominic,
as our constant Companion,
in the holy endeavour of spreading and growing Your Word,
over lands, across the sea,
beyond the horizons of our vision.
As we celebrate the double Jubilee
of the dies natalis of St Dominic into eternal life
and the Sacra Praedicatio in Britain,
feed us and fill us with a double portion of
so that we may experience a new Pentecost –
a renewed proclamation
of the ‘mighty acts of God’
and rekindled commitment to our mission
for the ‘salvation of souls’.
Bless our brothers and sisters
and the entire Dominican Family
in England, Scotland and Wales
with health, happiness, and holiness.
Lead them to ever serve your people.
Gather them all to Yourself,
in praise and thanks eternal.
Through Mary’s plea;
in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP,
Master of the Order. Sta Sabina, Rome.