Dominicans Launch new Book on Early History in SA
Saturday, July 29th saw the launch at the Paulines Centre in Johannesburg of the book on the first ten years of the presence of the Dominican brethren in South Africa.
The book, entitled "The First Dominican Friars in Boksburg, Brakpan and Springs - South Africa (1917- 1927)", was written by Fr Joe Falkiner Op, and the keynote speaker at the launch was best selling author Fr Patrick Noonan OFM.
The book was published by SA Catholic Online, and printing was sponsored by Jetline Print. "We thank Brother Joe and the history committee for the great work that they have done to prepare and publish the book," said Fr Stan Muyebe OP, Provincial of the Order.
"There is a discussion to explore two other books to celebrate God's grace in our history: one to cover the arrival and the early years of the work of our Dominican brothers from Holland and another to cover our history and experience after the merging of the two entities into a general vicariate.
"We thank the Lord for the Holy Spirit who continues to renew us and re-found us in the footsteps of our father Dominic. I thank you for your love for the Order," said Fr Stan.
The book is available from Radio Veritas and the Pauline Bookstore at R100 and may be ordered online by clicking HERE.
Pictures show Fr Patrick Noonan OFM (left) and Fr Joe Falkiner, and Fr Patrick speaking at the launch in Johannesburg, with Fr Joe in the foreground.