French-born Master General of the Dominican Order, Fr Bruno Cadoré OP met with clerical leaders and students in Sydney last week during a whistle-stop tour of Australia, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.
In Sydney for just under 24 hours, Fr Cadoré spent Tuesday evening with the Dominican community at St James Priory, Glebe. The Bishop of Parramatta, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP joined the community and shared the evening meal with Prior of St James, Fr John Neill OP and Fr Cadoré.
Also at the meal was Fr Andrew Forlan OP who is among the first of four Polish Dominicans to have completed chaplaincy ministries at Columbia University in the US and will take up similar roles as chaplains to the University of Western Sydney.
After the meal, a plenary session was held where Fr Cadoré spoke of how to preach as St Dominic himself would have preached both in terms of what needed to be said as well as how it was said.
"He also emphasised the importance of how this should be a corporate effort of the entire Dominican community as well as an individual effort," Fr Neill explains.
The following day, as is the tradition for the Master General of the Dominican Order, Fr Cadoré met with individual members of Australia's Dominican community, including members of the Dominican Sisters from Santa Sabina College, Strathfield; the Sydney-based community of Nashville's Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia; and the Dominican Sisters of Malta who run aged care and nursing homes for the elderly in Blacktown, NSW.
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