The World Which Made St. Philip Neri

January 24, 2014

Many Catholics are familiar with the zany antics and fervent piety that characterized St. Philip Neri, the sixteenth-century founder of the Congregation of the Oratory. What may be less familiar is the importance of the Order of Preachers in his life. After being educated by the friars in his native Florence, St. Philip maintained a constant contact with the Dominicans during his many years of ministry in Rome. As part of a series of six talks on “The World Which Made St. Philip Neri,” Innocent Smith, O.P. will speak on the role that Dominican friars and sisters played in the life of St. Philip. Br. Innocent’s talk will take place at 7 P.M. on Monday, January 27 at St. Thomas Apostle Parish in Washington, D.C., a parish which is administered by the Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri, a community in formation for the Oratory in the Archdiocese of Washington. St. Thomas Apostle is located at 2665 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC, 20008. For the full schedule of talks and speakers, see the St. Thomas Apostle website here. A flier for the series is available here.

Image: Pietro Savorelli, St. Philip Held by Dominicans

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