Georgia Bulletin

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Our Lady of Lourdes to host Evening Prayer for St. Dominic Aug. 8

Published August 4, 2016

ATLANTA—Our Lady of Lourdes Church will host an Evening Prayer for St. Dominic, as part of the 800th jubilee celebration of the Dominican Order, part of a yearlong series honoring the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans). All are welcome to attend this event, which is free. The event is co-sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes and Augustine House, the Dominican Friars of Atlanta.

The evening will be held Monday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the parish, located at 25 Boulevard, NE, Atlanta. The service will also include the ritual of admission into the Dominican family for new members of the Atlanta-based Dominican Laity Group of the Holy Cross and Madonna of the Rosary.

Brother Minlib Dallh, OP, a scholar of Christian and Islam relations, will be the featured speaker. A member of the Southern Dominican Province, he is originally from the country of Burkina Faso, in west Africa. His primary research focuses on the mystical dimensions of Islam and Christianity and the role of mysticism in interfaith rapprochement. Brother Dallh was selected earlier this year to begin a five-year term as a His Majesty King Abdullah Ibn al-Hussein of Jordan Fellow for the study of love in religion at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, United Kingdom.

The Dominican friars in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, who serve at the Emory University Catholic Center and at Our Lady of Lourdes, are taking part in the worldwide celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Order of Preachers with a series of sung evening prayer and preaching events honoring four emblematic Dominican saints and featuring the Our Lady of Lourdes choir. St. Thomas Aquinas was honored in January and St. Catherine of Siena in April. The fourth and final evening prayer will honor the patron of the Southern Dominican Province, St. Martin de Porres, on Nov. 3.

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