Last Friday on July 13, the Dominican Friars gathered in their triennial General Chapter held in Vietnam elected the 87th successor of St. Dominic.
His name is Father Gerard Francisco Timoner, III, OP; and he is the first Asian to be elected Master of the Order! Father Timoner is the former Provincial of the Province of the Philippines. He also served as vice-chancellor of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Father was one of the chaplains for the Dominican monastery in Cainta outside of Manila. We hear he has a love for the nuns of the Order. Praise the Lord! Before being elected, he served as Socius (Assistant to the Master) for the Asia-Pacific region of the Order of Preachers.
We look forward to meeting him. Masters of the Order are supposed to meet with every Friar (that\’s 5,000) during their 9 year term.
AD MULTOS ANOS!!
Please join us in praying for Fr. Timoner as he begins his term as Master of the Order of Preachers!