Spiritual Resources for the Jubilee
Prayer for the Eight Hundredth Anniversary
The Master of the Order, Fr Gerard Francisco Timoner, OP, wrote this prayer for our province in this special Jubilee year.
O Lord our God,
Creator of the world, Giver of life.
Eight hundred years ago,
it pleased you to receive St Dominic into eternity,
and to establish the Holy Preaching in Britain.
O Spem miram! YOU are the wonderful HOPE,
promised by Dominic,
as our constant Companion,
in the holy endeavour of spreading and growing Your WORD,
over lands, across the sea,
beyond the horizons of our vision.
As we celebrate the double Jubilee
of the dies natalis of St Dominic into eternal life
and the Sacra Praedicatio in Britain,
feed us and fill us with a double portion
of the SPIRIT,
so that we may experience a new Pentecost –
a renewed proclamation
of the ‘mighty acts of God’
and rekindled commitment to our mission
for the ‘salvation of souls’.
Bless our brothers and sisters
and the entire Dominican Family
in England, Scotland and Wales
with health, happiness and holiness.
Lead them to ever serve your people.
Gather them all to Yourself,
in praise and thanks eternal.
Through Mary’s plea;
in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Fr Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP,
Master of the Order. Sta Sabina, Rome.
15 March 2021