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Ed Ruane, OP Begins
Service as Socius (Assistant) USA
SANTA SABINA, Italy. October 16, 2006-- Former Provincial for the
St. Albert Province, bro. Edward Ruane, OP, recently began his service
as the assistant (socius) to the Master General of the Order, bro.
Carlos Azpiroz-Costa, OP. When I met up with him at the Dominican
Leadership Conference Annual Meeting in Sinsinawa, he talked about
what it is like being in Santa Sabina.
"Its a great experience of international community; I live with
two people from Sudan", he said. This is an amazingly rich experience
and offers me a way to be very in touch with the global issues of
Even though at the time he was only on the job about three weeks,
Ed seemed at ease with the prospect of being part of the international
He said that being in mission is to be wherever it takes you, doing
what you can do and not what you hope to do. "Its very important
that Dominican women and men work together", he said. We really
must act out of an interdependence and collaboration. Dominicans are
at their best when they work together to bring the Word.
the time of St Dominic, more than 800 years ago, Dominicans have been
living and sharing
the message of the Gospel. Today thousands of sisters, nuns, priests,
and laity serve in more than 100 countries around the globe