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!
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
December 16th – 20th
Dominican Youth Movement
April 8th 2022
Join us at the Holy Cross Dominican Church, Leicester for an evening of beautiful vespers performed by the Leicestershire Chorale.
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.
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.