|Very Rev. Bruno Cadore, Master of the Order of Preachers, preaches at the Jubilee Mass in Rome.|
This year, the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) celebrate the 800th year of our founding. For a brief history of the Order, the Dominican friars of the Province of England have an excellent summary. The Jubilee will be celebrated mostly at the local level, as a thanksgiving to God for the Order and a supplication for the grace necessary to continue our mission. For the events in the Province of St. Joseph, you can see our Provincial Jubilee website. For events around the world, see the Jubilee Website of the Order.
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Here in Rome, the Jubilee began with Mass at Santa Sabina on the Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers (Nov 7 in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite). Santa Sabina is the priory where, by long tradition, the Master of the Order lives. The Basilica was originally given to St. Dominic in 1220. Mass was celebrated by the Master of the Order, Fr. Bruno Cadore, OP. Present were friars from all over the world, as well as Dominican sisters and nuns, and members of the Third Order.
Here is a slideshow of pictures from the Mass.