Dominican Saints 101: Bl. John of Vercelli

November 30, 2011

The newest post in the Dominican Saints 101 series is up on our provincial website: Bl. John of Vercelli.  Check it out!

Just a brief note about the Dominican Confraternities.  There are three major Dominican Confraternities: 

1) the most quickly growing, at least in this country, is the Angelic Warfare Confraternity, which is concerned mainly with chastity and is under the patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas. 
2) the Most Holy Rosary Confraternity is probably the largest internationally. That one is pretty self-explanatory, dealing with the Rosary. 
3) there is also the confraternity related to Bl. John of Vercelli, the Holy Name Confraternity.

According to the Constitutions of the Order, there is also the Confraternity of Blessed Imelda.  In this country, I’ve only seen a placard about it outside the Holy Name Building at St. Vincent Ferrer’s in New York City, which was the headquarters of most of our Confraternities.  I suspect this might also be the confraternity sometimes referred to as the “Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament.”  This is not to be confused with the Anglican confraternity (CBS).

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