Many are preparing the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the Order of Preachers.
At various meetings at the General Curia in Rome, bro. Bruno Cadoré stressed the importance of launching concrete initiatives that can mobilize all the members of the Dominican family.
Here is the project of the "Pilgrim Rosary" for the Jubilee. Throughout the 8th centenary of the Order, it will travel through all the monasteries of Dominican nuns.
Why did we choose our nuns? To do as Our Father Saint Dominic did as he began with them! The whole Dominican family is going to rely on their prayer and will take part in it, of course!
Monastery in Rweza - Burundi
Concretely... how will this happen?
A program will be developed for the entire duration of the Jubilee. Two days will be "given" to each monastery that will become in a certain way the center of the world of the Rosary.
During these two days, the sisters, if they wish and if they can, have the freedom to organize a meeting, a time of prayer around the Rosary. And it is possible for them to invite the brothers and the apostolic sisters or the lay people who live around them.
Of course, all these elements will be posted online on the website Rosarium!
June 30th 2015: the calendar of the Jubilee will be established for the Rosary. There we will find the two days for each monastery and, for each month, a day dedicated to a prayer intention that will link liturgy and apostolate.
September 1st 2015: deadline for sending the rosaries. Each monastery, if possible, is invited to make 1 or 2 Rosary(/ies) with 15 mysteries.
Please send this rosary to Santa Sabina, to the Promoter of the Nuns. Please do not forget to put a label on it with the community name; that will allow the monastery that will receive it to know where the rosary comes from.
September 8th: A Celebration of the Rosary will be online. We will find there the 20 mysteries with Dominican meditations.
The Joyful Mysteries
The Luminous Mysteries
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Glorious Mysteries
It will be easy to use either by taking a series of five mysteries -from the same series or not- or by taking 15 or 20 mysteries. Everyone will be able to adapt it according to the needs or to the circumstances.
October 25th: a letter will be sent to all the monasteries of nuns.
October 26th and 27th: a letter will be sent to the apostolic sisters, to the provincials, to the provincial Promoters of the Rosary and to the shrines under the responsibility of brothers.
November 7th: Opening of the Jubilee.
At the end of the celebration, the rosaries will be blessed by the Master of the Order before being sent to each monastery.
Simultaneously, the General Promoter of the Rosary will open the Jubilee in Iraq.
During the Jubilee: the monasteries that wish to send us an article on the activities proposed in the context of this pilgrim Rosary are welcome!
Nothing could be simpler: just write a short article with one or two photographs. We will gladly put them online ... and that will give visibility to your monastery!
If it is possible to give this article in the language of the country of the monastery and in one (or all three!) official language of the Order, it will be highly appreciated by the visitors of the site!
And there will be other... surprises!
But we are not going to tell everything today!
The Jubilee year will be a year of the Rosary... together!
Fr. Louis-Marie Ariño-Durand, OP
General Promoter of the Rosary