05 September 2010

Habemus Magister!

The Capitulars of the General Chapter of the Order of Preachers have elected the 
86th Successor of Saint Dominic: Fr. Bruno CADORÉ, OP!

Fr. Cadore is a bio-ethicist.  He has served as student master and prior provincial of the Province of France.  

Please pray for him as he begins a nine-year term as our Master.

Here's a great Youtube vid on the Chapter.  My friend and OP brother, Fr. Alejando Croswaithe is interviewed.  He says one very funny thing. . .when describing how the Master is chosen, Fr. Croswaithe says that the friars gather and name brothers that they think should be considered.  He says that the friars "offer a short sentence" on why the brother should be chosen as Master.  Dominicans offering a short sentence?  BAWAHAHA!!! 

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  1. Was there black and white smoke?

  2. This is wonderful!! I will be keeping Fr. Cadore in my thoughts and prayers as he starts his new mission and continues to do the Lord's Will.

    I have never heard of Father Cadore before this, but since he is a bio-ethicist and I am concerned and try and stay on top of all the latest bioethical issues I will have to check out some of his writings on this subject.

    God Bless!

  3. Faith, HA! No, they use a black or white dog. . .sent running out the chapel door.

  4. Anonymous1:41 PM

    Fr. You may not want to play my game, but it is a sincere question. If Fr Radcliffe is JJ Rouseau who is Fr. Cadore?

  5. Anon., I don't understand the question. . .and even if I did, I couldn't answer it. I've met once the new Master once and only briefly.

  6. Anonymous5:55 PM

    Habemus MagistRUM.

  7. Heh. . .I was wondering when someone was going to get around to correcting my Latin.

  8. The COMPANY OF ST. DOMINIC, a Dominican secular institute of consecrated life in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila, assures the new Master of the Order its continued prayers and support.

    Viva la sagrada Orden de Predicadores!

    Viva el nuevo Maestro de la Orden!

  9. Great news! And (while I hate to sound accusative), "Anonymous" beat me to the punch on "magistrum."

  10. Father, do you have any additional information about our new Master?