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    Vol. III, No. 6

    Friday, April 30, 2004

    +St. Catherine of Siena

       (tomorrow: St. Pius V, pope, Dominican)

     From:   John C. Keenan, OPL

    Formation Director

                Blessed Margaret of Castello, OP Chapter in Formation

     Greetings!

    Pax et Fides: 

    1. The Marian Colloquium: 

    The colloquium is set for Saturday, May 15, 2004 at St. Paul’s Catholic Student, 1915 University Avenue in Boise, next to BSU.  It is from 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. Mass, and Potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m.  It will be eventful because it will explain first Christ, and this His mother, in relation to Him.  It will help explain some of the teachings of the Fathers of the Early Church, and the doctrines.  Bring your questions.  We will try to give answers.  Due to the Colloquium, there will be no regular meeting on Sunday, 16 May 2004 except we may get together for a meal.

    What is a colloquium?  It is a discussion format, whereby the presenters give their respective talks, and the audience is able to engage in questioning and discussion about the topic. 

    There will be a practice at 12:00 noon at St. Paul’s on Saturday, May 8th, 2004.  It will be short, to review the subjects.

    1. These are links to key calendars that will be helpful to you.  Recevied from Fr. Bart de la Torre, OP, Ph.D. with much thanks from me.

    For the Liturgy of the Hours laid out for you line by line click on http://www.liturgyhours.org/; when it asks for a password, type in image.   With my computer, I have to use the Non-Java version myself. 

    For the Roman Calendar see http://www.easterbrooks.com/personal/calendar/ or http://www.usccb.org/nab/index.htm.

    For the American Dominican Calendar see http://www.op.org/domcentral/life/03ordo.htm; for the same in booklet form see http://www.op.org/domcentral/life/03ordo.pdf.  (The only difference between the two URL's are the last three letters of each.)

    For the universal Dominican Biographical Calendar see http://opwest.org/Directory/calendardominican.htm.

    HERE IS A GOOD LINK FOR A DOMINICAN CALENDAR composed by Frs. Buckley and de la Torre, OP:

    http://opwest.org/Directory/Aug#Aug.

    1. COUNCIL MEETING:  Saturday morning; 8 May 2004; 9:00 a.m., Phil Ferguson’s home, (subject to change upon further notice).
    2. PROVINCIAL COUNCIL MEETING: St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA, June 18, 19, 20, 2004.  The Chapter elected Gayle Boyer, OPL, as our delegate, and Stephanie DeNinno, OPL, our prioress, as the alternate.  Let’s pray for their attendance  there, and all the folks attending the Provincial, that it may be guided by the Holy Spirit.  Also, our best to Fr. George Matanic, OP and Karen Wood, OPL, for all the good work done!
    3. INVITE:  please invite people to the meetings, invite others to the Colloquium.  I have attached to this email, a copy of the brochure for your convenience. 

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