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!

Aquinas Institute’s Jubilee Lectures

October 11th

A series of twenty recorded lectures on the theology of St Thomas Aquinas, covering the entire Summa Theologiae in the English Dominican tradition. An event to mark the launch will also happen - if this is possible under Covid regulations. Oxford

October 11, 2021

Youth Pilgrimage to Bologna and Florence Italy

December 16th – 20th

Dominican Youth Movement

December 16, 2021

The Rachmaninov Vespers performed by Leicestershire Chorale

April 8th 2022

Join us at the Holy Cross Dominican Church, Leicester for an evening of beautiful vespers performed by the Leicestershire Chorale.

April 8, 2022

The Jubilee Mass

May 24th

Feast of the Translation of St Dominic and ceremony with the Master of the Dominican Order, to re-inter the bones excavated from the medieval Blackfriars in Oxford in today’s Blackfriars.

May 24, 2022

Dominican Forum - Prayer in the Dominican tradition by Fr Nicholas Crowe OP

October 19, 2021

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?

Dominican Forum - A Brief History of the English Province by Br Bede Mullens OP

November 17, 2021

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.

Dominican Forum - The Universal Vocation to Preach by Fr Richard Ounsworth OP

December 14, 2021

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?

Prayer for the Dominican Jubilees of 2021

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
the Spirit,
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. 

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