Today on this feast of Blessed Fra Angelico, the Dominican Order shared in the joy of the elevation of the new Cardinals in a special way. Our brother, Dominik Jaroslav Duka, O.P., Archbishop of Prague, Czech Republic was one of those given the red biretta, the sign that one day he may be called to suffer for the Faith.
And in fact, Archbishop Dominik already has during the years of Communism in his native country.
Dominik Duka was born on 26 April 1943 in Hradec Kralove. He joined the Dominican Order, making his temporary profession on January 6, 1969, and was ordained priest on the 22nd of June the next year.
You can read more about our Brother-Cardinal HERE.
Cardinal Dominik has been close to our monastery in Prague since the beginning. Recently, he helped the nuns acquire land so that they can build a proper monastery and currently they are working to raise much needed funds.