This year, on 7th November, the Feast of All Dominican Saints, and a date designated as Dominican Family Day by the Master of the Order, the commemoration of 800 years of Dominican Life begins around the world. The 5000 Friars, 5,500 Nuns, 24,600 Sisters of Apostolic Life belonging to 151 Congregations in 110 countries, and many thousands of lay Dominicans, Associates, co-workers and friends around the world will try to come together to honour the preachers who have dedicated their lives to being Gospel people for the sake of the Kingdom. How will we celebrate the year in our local areas in New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands? How can we bring our Oceania Dominican families together? How can we work together?
USEFUL RESOURCES FOR THE DOMINICAN FAMILY
In honor of the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order in 2016, brochures that were written and edited by Sister Ruth Poochigian, OP are being made available online. Project coordinator was Sister Barbara Dannhausen, OP. Visit the website of the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomons. http://www.opeast.org.au.
The brochures can be sourced there or at the Sinsinawa website http://www.sinsinawa.org/news_events/dominican-resources.html