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2014 New Orleans Gala to be Held November 13

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The Hyatt Regency New Orleans will be the backdrop for the 2014 Southern Dominican Province’s New Orleans Gala. Hosted by the Very Rev. Thomas M. Condon, O.P., Prior Provincial, along with the Gala chairs, committee and New Orleans advisory board, the event will begin at 6:30PM. This year’s event will honor The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, and The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta. For more information view [...]

Movie Review: St. Vincent

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Can a man who drinks too much, gambles too much, and takes up with a pregnant prostitute a saint?  According to St. Vincent he may just have a chance.  That’s good news for us all. Vincent (Bill Murray) is a retired Vietnam veteran who is about as misanthropic as they come.  Early in the movie, he curses a bank teller when she tells him the account he wants to close is overdrawn.  Not a promising start for a movie hero!  At home, Vincent is seeing Daka (Naomi Watts) [...]

Holy Desire – On the Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers

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The Fundamental Constitution of the Order of Preachers in its very first paragraph speaks of “a holy desire to embrace poverty, profess the regular life and commit yourselves to the proclamation of the word of God, preaching everywhere the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” This holy desire was inspired by the Holy Spirit. This holy desired became flesh in many members of our Order that we celebrate in this Feast of All Saints of the Dominican Family.   Our Dominican Saints show us that this holy desire [...]

Happy Feast Day St. Martin de Porres

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November 3 Feast of St. Martin de Porres Happy Feast Day! Today we celebrate the feast of the Patron Saint of the Southern Dominican Province! St. Martin de Porres (1579-1639) lived in Lima, Peru.  He was the Son of a Spanish Nobleman and a Black woman, the daughter of an African slave.  As a child, St. Martin lived with his mother and sister in poverty when they were rejected by his father.  St. Martin was trained as a barber.  In days before modern medicine, that meant he also [...]

Director of Vocations Visits University of Florida Campus

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Dominican sisters, Sr. Joseph Andrew and Sr. Maria Carol and Dominican friars Benedict Croell, OP, Mariano Veliz, OP and Charles Johnson, OP (Director of Vocations for the Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres) do the “gator chomp” at Gators Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 29th at the University of Florida campus. How about your campus? Dominicans preach the good news of Christ no matter who your team mascot might be! Interested? Contact vocations@opsouth.org