The Traveling Philosopher

Friday, August 21, 2015

Earlier this summer, Fr. Michael Dodds, O.P., one of our professors at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) in Berkeley, was invited to present at two conferences which attracted a number of esteemed scholars. He shares his experience below: The first conference occurred at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where I spent an enjoyable […]

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Go Forth In the Face of Adversity

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

In December of 1216, Pope Honorius III approved Dominic de Guzman’s plan for an order of contemplative preachers. Tradition holds that shortly thereafter, Dominic had a vision while praying in the old St. Peter’s Basilica. Saints Peter and Paul appeared to him, handing him a staff and a book. “Go and preach,” they said, “because […]

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May is Mary’s Month

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest… The month of May is full of devotions in honor of the Virgin Mary. In Catholic schools around the country, children sing “Queen of the May” while processing with flowers. On May 13th communities celebrate Our Lady of Fatima, commemorating the appearance of the Blessed Mother to three children […]

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4 Tips for a Better Lent

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Life as a Dominican is rooted in four areas, what we typically call the four pillars: prayer, study, common life, and ministry. Based on these pillars, we’ve developed four tips to help you have a better Lent. They all require a little bit of time, but with a little bit of effort they are all […]

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Why St. Thomas Aquinas Matters

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Despite the incredible connections available to us through roads, language, and the internet, we live in times of great confusion. Modern men and women tend to divide their lives into disparate compartments. Thus it is not uncommon to hear people speak of their work life, family life, public life, private life, social life, and spiritual […]

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