Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
In his June 22 homily delivered via satellite to the 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec, Pope Benedict XVI made special mention of two Dominican Doctors of the Church and their particular contributions to the Church’s understanding of the Eucharist.
We must never forget that the Church is built around Christ and that, as St Augustine, St Thomas Aquinas and St Albert the Great have all said, following St Paul (cf. 1 Cor 10:17), the Eucharist is the Sacrament of the Church’s unity, because we all form one single body of which the Lord is the head.
This summer, the Priory of St. Vincent Ferrer is hosting three of the province’s student brothers. One is a deacon serving in the parish, and the other two are living here but working with the Hawthorne Sisters downtown at St. Rose’s Home. Please keep them and all of our student brothers in your prayers.
Br. Anthony Giambrone, O.P.
Br. Anthony is originally from Dayton, OH. He is currently assigned to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington D.C. and is specializing in the study of the Sacred Scriptures. Br. Anthony is a deacon and will be ordained to the priesthood next May.
Br. Jerome Zeiler, O.P.
Br. Jerome is from Dallas, Texas. He has four sisters. He graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in Ojai, California, where his Dominican vocation was greatly fostered. He has felt the call to the priesthood since he was about 5 years old. He is greatly inspired by St. Thomas Aquinas, who described Dominican life as one of contemplating Divine Revelation and then sharing the fruits of that contemplation with others. He has been with the Dominicans for 3 years.
Br. Michael Dominic O’Connor, O.P.
Br. Michael is originally from Illinois. After attending a college seminary, he worked for a few years as a church musician and grade school music teacher. Br. Michael then entered the Dominican Order in the summer of 2006 and professed his simple vows on August 15, 2007. He is currently studying theology in preparation for ordination to the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC.