Cloistered Dominican nuns join Jubilee year opening

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A banner hangs over the Queen of Angels Monastery's gates to show the nuns' love and gratitude to St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers. (Photo: CBCP News)

BOCAUE, Bulacan, Nov. 9, 2015 – The Cloistered Dominican Nuns of Queen of Angels Monastery held a Holy Mass to join all the other members of the Dominican family around the world on Nov. 7 to mark the Feast of All Saints of the Order and the commencement of the 800th year anniversary celebration of the foundation of the Order of Preachers by St. Dominic.

In line with the celebration, the congregation announced their upcoming activities for the said 8th centenary.

According to Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, on March 10 and 11, 2016, the nuns will have a Holy Rosary Pilgrimage with all the faithful and the Dominican family.

The highlights of the said rosary pilgrimage are Marian exhibits, Eucharistic celebrations, Agape, and the living rosary.

“Along with our brethren and affiliates around the world, we are pleased to inform you that His Holiness Pope Francis has granted the possibility of receiving the plenary indulgence to all the faithful, participating in the Jubilee celebrations like receiving the Holy Eucharist, joining in a pilgrimage to the Dominican churches and chapels, and praying for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff,” said Queen of Angels Monastery Prioress Sr. Mary Lourdes, OP in a statement.

“We encourage and invite all of the faithful to be one with us in celebrating this significant milestone as well as the grace of God’s love and mercy in this year of the great Jubilee,” Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus said.

“At the heart of the Jubilee is the attentive listening to the Spirit of God for collective and personal renewal,” she added.

The Order of Preachers will celebrate its 800th founding anniversary or the approval of the Order by Pope Honorius III.

The Jubilee Year, themed “Sent to preach the Gospel”, will be celebrated from Nov. 7, 2015 (Feast of All Dominican Saints) to Jan. 21, 2017 (the date of the second Bull of confirmation of the Order of Pope Honorius III). (Myraine Carluen Policarpio / CBCP News)

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