Wednesday 10 April 2024

Dominicans elect New Prior Provincial (UK)

The Dominicans have announced "with joy" the election of a new Prior Provincial: Fr Nicholas Paul Crowe OP, who was elected by the Provincial Chapter and confirmed by the Master of the Order yesterday. 

The Prior Provincial leads the Province of England, a territory within the worldwide Dominican Order consisting of Britain plus Jamaica and Grenada.

The Dominican statement reads:

"On Tuesday evening after Vespers, the Master's letter of confirmation was read, and Fr Nicholas made his Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity, and so took office, taking over from Fr Martin Ganeri OP (who has served two consecutive terms of four years, the maximum allowed).

"The Chapter now continues in Oxford under his presidency, as the capitulars (elected delegates of the different houses of the Province) discuss the needs of our Dominican mission in England, Scotland, Grenada and Jamaica, and plans are advanced - and brothers are assigned roles - to advance the mission of the Order, for the salvation of souls.

"Please continue to pray for us, and especially for Fr Nicholas who has been tasked with this responsibility for the next four years.

"May God who has begun this good work bring it to perfection in Christ. May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary and patroness of the Order of Preachers, pray for us."