Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Fostering Young Vocations (Part 6)

Courtesy of the Province of the Holy Name of Jesus, the Dominican province of the western United States, with our thanks. (See their Facebook page here.)
Note that the fellow on the left has a dog with a torch, one of the symbols of the Order’s founder. When she was pregnant, St Dominic’s mother, Bl. Joan of Aza, had a dream of a dog running with a torch in its mouth, the symbol of how her son’s preaching would spread like fire through the world; this also helped give rise to the famous pun “Domini canes - the hounds of the Lord.” I imagine that the mitred fellow with the book is St Albert.

And speaking of Dominicans, Fr Lew very kindly shared with us this wonderful photo which he took of a Eucharistic procession recently held at St Dominic’s Parish and Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Haverstock Hill area of London. This was part of a Rosary Vigil on October 28, consisting of a Holy Hour punctuated with music, Scripture and reflections, followed by a Eucharistic Procession during which the Rosary was prayed, and the Akathist hymn was sung, and ending with Benediction and Dominican Compline. (Click to enlarge.)

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