Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

The 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers

“Sent to Preach the Gospel”

DSPT 800th Jubilee Events

This is the theme that will unite Dominicans and friends of the Dominicans all over the world from November 7, 2015 – January 21, 2017 as we celebrate the 800th Jubilee anniversary of the approval of the Order of Preachers by Pope Honorius III in 1216.
The Jubilee is meant to be a time of renewal. Each of us – as individuals and as communities – is invited to rediscover the meaning and value of the Dominican charism both in our lives and for the world. St. Dominic de Guzman saw the need for well-educated preachers who could compassionately engage their contemporaries and their culture, sharing the Good News of the Gospel and reconciling those who had lost their way.
One motto of the Dominican Order is contemplari et contemplata aliis tradere, “to contemplate and to hand on to others the fruits of contemplation.” Here at DSPT contemplative study is for the sake of entering into a conversation - a conversation about truth, about reality, about what is. At DSPT, the whole community is dependent upon the contemplative study of each member and it is in the classroom where this contemplation comes together and students learn how to share the fruits of their study with each other and the world.

DSPT 800th Jubilee Events

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 7:30pm - New Perspectives on Early Lay Dominicans - Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP

January 29-30, 2016 - The Convocation of the College of Fellows (symposium topics and presenters TBA)

February 23, 2016 - The 25th Annual DSPT Aquinas Lecture, Fr. Olivier-Thomas Venard, OP, Vice Director of École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem, Professor of New Testament

April 23, 2016  - Alemany Awards Benefit Gala - An elegant evening in support of Dominican education.

June 5-12, 2016 -  Western Dominican Province (WDP) Jubilee Pilgrimage to Spain and France (Madrid, Caleruega, Burgo de Osma, Albi, Carcassonne, Fanjeaux, Toulouse, Prouilhe), pilgrimage extension available: June 12-17 (Bologna, Florence, Siena, and Rome)

January 27-28, 2017 - The Convocation of the College of Fellows - DSPT Concluding Jubilee Event on the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas!

Dominican Education Integrates Philosophy and Theology

Official Prayer for the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers

God, Father of mercy,
who called your servant Dominic de Guzman
to set out in faith
as an itinerant pilgrim and a preacher of grace,
as we prepare to celebrate the Jubilee of the Order
we ask you to pour again into us
the Spirit of the Risen Christ,
that we might faithfully and joyfully proclaim
the Gospel of peace,
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.