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Restoration of Prouilhe Basilica Progresses as 800th Anniversary Celebrations Begin to Take Shape

PROUILHE, France. [May 1, 2006]--The Dominican Order is gearing up for the celebrations that will encompass the 800th anniversary of Dominic's vision. In a recent letter, the Master of the Order , Bro. Carlos Azpiroz Costa, OP has invited all the branches of the Dominican Family to participate in the many observances and events surrounding the emergence of the Domincan Order.

On December 27, 2006, the Dominican Nuns will officially recognize their foundation, the first Dominican community, at the root of our Father Dominic's mission to bring the fire of truth to the world.

Dominicans around the globe are recognizing the need to restore the Basilica at Prouilhe and fund raising efforts are being organized. LEARN MORE

According to the Master General, following the suggestion of the International Commission of the Nuns "we shall celebrate it with an exceptional Jubilee, which will begin, God willing, from the third of December 2006, the First Sunday of Advent to the Feast of the Epiphany of 2008. With this beginning, we shall also prepare ourselves for a “Novena of Years” leading up to another great event: the VIII centenary of the confirmation of the Order by Pope Honorius III (22 December 1216)."

In the meantime, a new logo has been designed to facilitate any fund raising efforts being made to raise money for the restoration of the basilica at Proulhe. MORE

The logo for the Restoration of the Prouilhe Basilica is availabe free for use in any fund raising project you develop to raise money to restore the original church at Prouilhe

French and Spanish language versions are also available click here.

Learn more about the Monastery today.

Learn more about the Prouilhe Restoration Project.

Learn more about the meeting of the Dominican International Commissions April 28-May 4th

READ the Letter from Bro. Carlos on the coming celebration and call to participation.


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