After a year of intense research, Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., has released his latest book, Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars. Traveling to Poland, Vietnam and a number of other countries, he discovered little-known facts and amazing stories about the Dominican brothers, and the importance of their vocation in advancing the mission of the Order of Preachers.
Focusing on the historical lives of these humble men who have been a part of the Order since its foundation in 1216, and many of whom are saints and blesseds, Fr. Augustine paints a vivid picture of the brothers who have served the Church throughout the last 800 years, detailing their various ministries throughout history and their role in today’s ever-changing world.
Read in conjunction with Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church from the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies for Apostolic Life, one discovers that the work of these brothers is needed now more than ever. Despite fewer vocations in the last 50 years or so, the presence of conversi, lay and cooperator brothers continues to be vital for the health of the Order and the Church.
If you enjoyed Fr. Augustine’s other notable works, such as Francis of Assisi: A New Biography, then you’ll appreciate Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars.
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