We Have Family in Ukraine

Letter from Ukaraine, August 18, 2022

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / August 24, 2022

Dear Sisters, Dear Brothers,

I have to admit that Saint Hyacinth becomes closer and closer to me every year. I see my ministry in Ukraine as a realization of his desire to preach the Gospel on the shores of the Dnieper. I had the great joy of visiting Rome on Holy Saturday this year, when I went to the Basilica of Santa Sabina, accompanied by Father Alain, the socius to the Master of the Order, and I could see its fresco depicting the vestition of Saint Hyacinth. These days, many people visiting this Dominican church on Aventine are praying for Ukraine, often using special prayers provided by the brothers.

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Joseph Kilikevice, OP, Director of Shem Center and Gerard Francisco Timoner, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers

Dominican Order of Friars Chicago Assembly 2022

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / August 24, 2022

An Assembly of some 150 Dominican Friars of the Central USA Province of the international Order of Preachers gathered in Chicago August 8-11, 2022. Matters of common concern are considered periodically by members of the Order to examine, evaluate, update and improve the life and mission of our religious order.

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The Last Tisha B'Av

The Last Tisha B’Av: A Tale of New Temples

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / August 14, 2022

By Rabbis Arthur Waskow & Phyllis Berman
From The Shalom Report, The Shalom Center

In the Abuhav synagogue in Tz’fat (Safed) there is actually on the ceiling a painting of the Dome of the Rock, built by Muslims in that extraordinary place that both Muslims and Jews view as holy above the rock where Isaac or Ishmael was bound for offering; above the rock from which Muhammad began his mystical ascent to Heaven.

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