Vigil of All Saints at the Dominican House of Studies
November 1, 2011
This All Hallows’ Eve, the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception hosted the annual Vigil of All Saints at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.. An overflowing crowd filled the House to capacity. Four brothers read from the works of St. Aelred of Rievaulx, St. Gregory Nazianzen, St. Catherine of Siena, and from a selection taken from a biography of St. Philip Neri by Alfonso Cardinal Capecelatro. Br. Gabriel Torretta, O.P. delivered a brief reflection on spiritual friendship. Deacon Br. Justin Brophy, O.P. presided over the service. The evening concluded with Compline and a procession through the cloister walk to the reliquary. Afterwards, guests joined the friars for a social in the Priory. The annual event has been held at the House of Studies for more than ten years and continues to attract large crowds.