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UST Angelicum Congratulates Rev. Fr. Gerard P. Timoner, O. P., The First Filipino and First Asian Master of the Order of Preachers

  •   Irene B. Gopez
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  •   August 30, 2019
Rev. Fr. Gerard P. Timoner, O. P.

The delegates to the General Chapter of the Order of Preachers from different countries held their world conference in July in Bien Hoa in Vietnam, where the Dominican family has an important presence. After the Mass of the Holy Spirit on July 13, 2019, the plenary session elected the 87th successor of St. Dominic, and the 88th Master of the Order in the person of Rev. Fr. Gerard Francisco P. Timoner, O. P.  

Born in Daet, Camarines Norte, Fr. Timoner is the first Filipino and first Asian to be elected to the post, and he will be in charge of overseeing the various ministries of the Dominican friars, and the Dominican family of active sisters, contemplative nuns, and members of the lay Dominicans all over the world for nine years.

Before his election as Master of the Order, Fr. Timoner has been the Socius of the Master of the Order for Asia and the Pacific for the last three years, and was elected member of the International Theological Commission of the Vatican in the year 2014. He was elected as Prior Provincial of the Philippine Dominican Province from 2012 – 2016.
In his message, the new Master of the Order reminded his brother-priests that “We are preachers. It is not what we do; It is who we are. Mission is not what we do; It is who we are. We are preachers even when we are not preaching.”
 


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