Musical Pilgrimage

Monday, March 21, 2016

On April 16 at 7:00pm, St. Albert’s Priory continues its celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Order of Preachers with a Musical Pilgrimage through Spain, France and Italy. The concert will feature Fr. Robert Verrill, O.P. (trumpeter), Jacqueline Chew (pianist), Wendy Simon (flautist) and Joel Cohen (cellist), performing works from the birthplace of Saint Dominic de Guzman and […]

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Why Are the Statues Covered?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beginning on the fifth Sunday of Lent (formerly known as Judica Sunday after the first words of the introit “Judge me, O Lord”) and throughout passiontide, a number of churches veil all statues, images and crosses in purple cloth. Many theories exist as to the historical origins of this practice. During the ninth century in […]

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How Do Dominicans Elect Their Leaders?

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

As itinerant preachers, Dominicans are constantly on the go, traveling from place to place in order to proclaim the Gospel for the salvation of souls. After a certain number of years, every friar will be assigned to a ministry in a new place, based on the needs of the community and the particular gifts he […]

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