Contemplata aliis Tradere

A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Br Romero's Simple Profession

Today at noon, Br Romero Radix, O.P., a novice from Grenada was Professed as a friar of the English Province. We were joined by brothers and sisters of the Order and laity at Blackfriars Cambridge who witnessed Br Romero vow obedience to the Master of the Order, for three years, through the Prior Provincial, Fr Allan White, O.P.

The Mass was solemn and simple. The Missa de angelis was sung along with the Advent prose Rorate coeli, the hymn to the Holy Spirit, Veni creator, in the Dominican chant tune and the O spem miram, an antiphon to St Dominic. It was followed by a celebratory reception after which Br Romero packed his bags in the boot of a hired car and was taken to his new assignation in Blackfriars Oxford where he will begin his studies as a student brother in the new year.

Brother Romero signs the Admissions Book as the Novice Master looks on

Brother Romero, O.P. with Fr Paul & Br Michael from Grenada

Br Paul Mills with Sr Jacinta and Fr John Orme Mills

Well... you know us!

Farewell to Br Romero from the Prior

At his Profession, Br Romero expressed his desire to follow in the Saviour's footsteps by practising "community of life with one heart and soul, [to be] faithful in the Evangelical counsels, fervent in prayer, assiduous in study, constant in preaching and persevering in regular observance to God's glory, and for [his] salvation and that of others."

Please keep him and all our friars in your prayers!


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