Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

800th Anniversary Vespers for the Order of Preachers

On Friday 29 April, the feast of St Catherine of Siena, Cardinal Vincent celebrated Vespers in Westminster Cathedral for the culmination of the celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the Order of Preachers. Also in attendance were the Master of the Order, Fr Bruno Cadoré OP, and the Provincial of the English Province, Fr Martin Ganeri OP, who both addressed those gathered for the celebration. Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon OP, preached the homily which reflected on St Catherine of Siena and unique nature of the Order of Preachers.

Vespers featured a specially commissioned Magnificat by Sir James MacMillan and was attended by Dominican Sisters, lay Dominicans and supporters of the order, as well as bishops and other religious from throughout England and Wales. 

Photos are available to view here

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