Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dominican Rite of Admission and Profession

Lay Dominicans del Espiritu Santo

invite you to the solemn 
 Dominican Rites of Admission and Profession
within the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Saturday, September 7, 2013
2 o'clock PM

Good Shepherd Parish
Tallahassee, Florida

Celebrant and Homilist
Fr. Michael Somers, SVD
Pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish,
Quincy, Florida

Master of Ceremonies
COL Jo Ann Cotterman, OP, USAR, Ret.
Provincial President
Province of St. Martin de Porres,
Southern Dominican Province, USA

Temporary Promises
Carol Cline
William Cowdrey

Admission to Candidacy
Dolores Henderson
Maureen O'Brien
Vikki Shackelford
David White
Polly White

Light Refreshments Will Follow in the Parish Community Center

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Solemnity of Our Holy Father Saint Dominic

Greetings and salutations on the Feast of Our Holy Father Saint Dominic.

This hymn is normally used at the end of the novena to St. Dominic.  Today, I offer it as my praise to the founder of the Order of Preachers and the father of Dominican charism.

Thou who hero-like has striven
For the cause of God and heaven,
St. Dominic, whose life was given
Sinners to recall.
Saint of high and dauntless spirit,
By thy vast unmeasured merit,
By thy name which we inherit
Hear us when we call.

Flower of chastity the fairest
Of her lily buds thou bearest,
Snow white as the robe thou wearest,
Gift of hands divine.
With thy brow of starry splendor
With thine eyes so mild and tender
Mary’s client, Truth’s defender,
To our prayers incline.

If you wish to use a litany to enhance your prayer today, I recommend this link:
Litany of St. Dominic

Saint Dominic, Ora Pro Nobis!