The Power of the Rosary

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Blessed Virgin Mary plays an important role in salvation history. She gave birth to the Savior of the world, and because she was so closely united to Jesus in his life and death, she was also given the privilege of sharing in Christ’s triumph over Satan. In this, she becomes an example to all Christians, reminding […]

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Lift High The Cross

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The sign of the cross has been a part of the Church’s tradition for nearly 2000 years. Constantly depicted in film and art, it has become one of the most recognizable Christian acts of faith worldwide. But that was not always the case. In the days of the Roman Empire, crucifixion was a punishment reserved for the worst […]

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The Death of Saint Dominic

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Saint Dominic de Guzman died on August 6 in 1221, after arriving at the convent of San Niccolò nelle Vigne, sick with a fever. After making his confession and being made to rest, Dominic exhorted the friars with his final words, to “have charity for one another, to guard humility, and to make a treasure […]

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3 Tips for a Virtuous Vacation

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Taking a vacation during the summer holidays can be difficult. Long lines at the airport and more cars on the road are often a cause of frustration. But it can all be worth it when you realize that rest and recreation can help improve your spiritual life. So whether you’re planning a vacation or a […]

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Why Are the Statues Covered?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beginning on the fifth Sunday of Lent (formerly known as Judica Sunday after the first words of the introit “Judge me, O Lord”) and throughout passiontide, a number of churches veil all statues, images and crosses in purple cloth. Many theories exist as to the historical origins of this practice. During the ninth century in […]

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How Do Dominicans Elect Their Leaders?

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

As itinerant preachers, Dominicans are constantly on the go, traveling from place to place in order to proclaim the Gospel for the salvation of souls. After a certain number of years, every friar will be assigned to a ministry in a new place, based on the needs of the community and the particular gifts he […]

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