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With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is looking for the perfect gift for their family and friends. Well, this holiday season you can shop and support the Western Dominican Province by making your purchases at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6081023. And while you're shopping, be sure to check out some of the books by our brothers, including:
1) Franics of Assisi: A New Biography
by Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P.
2) Christian Totality: Theology of the Consecrated Life
by Fr. Paul Conner, O.P.
3) The Craft of Love: Love and Intimacy in Christian Marriage
by Fr. Fabian "Stan" Parmisano, O.P.
4) God: Reason and Reality
edited by Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P.
How does one honor and serve Christ the King? Are we willing to let Jesus reign over every aspect of our lives?
Fr. Bryan Kromholz, O.P., offers his response to these questions, and his thoughts on kinghsip, in his homily from the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Read a short excerpt below, and then check out the full text at the St. Albert's Priory website.
"...One of the principal heresies of our age is to believe that God requires only a portion of our lives: the “religious” part. There is certainly a distinction between the sacred and the secular, between Church and state – this is a distinction well-recognized by the Church. But such a distinction must not suggest to us believers that the affairs of the world are of no interest to Christ or his Church. Family, friends, school, recreation, agriculture, business, environment – all things are to be put at the feet of Christ. No other feast better demonstrates that Christ is to reign over all aspects of our lives – not merely over our heads, not merely over our hearts, not merely over our Sundays, not merely over our acts of worship, but over our whole lives. Giving food to the hungry, drink to the thirsty, clothing and housing those in need, visiting those in prison, caring for the sick – these are all ways in which we recognize the reign of Christ and testify to that reign in the world."
St. Albert's Priory didn't have enough rooms for all the candidates who wanted to attend our last "Come and See" weekend at the beginning of November, so we've scheduled another one for November 21-23, 2014. If you'd like join us and learn more about our way of life and what it means to be a Dominican friar, then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Fr. Steven at (415)264-3103.
Dr. Anthony E. Clark and his wife, Dr. Amanda Clark, recently visited St. Albert's Priory in Oakland for a few days. In addition to learning about the work of many of our friars in the Bay Area, they also caught a small glimpse of our common life, prayer and study. They share their story in a blog post at Catholic World Report.
Want to learn more about the relationship between philosophy and theology?
Between God, reason, and reality?
Then join us for this free syposium.
For more information, check out dspt.edu/godreasonreality
Three Sisters as seen from St. Benedict Lodge, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon