Dominican Study

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Assiduous study ranks as one of the most salient features of the Order of Preachers. When one thinks of the Dominican friar, thoughts of great luminaries such as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Albert the Great are surely not far behind. Those learned in the history of philosophy and theology might know lesser known figures […]

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St. Albert: A Model for Scientist-Theologians

Thursday, November 15, 2018

On November 15th, we celebrate the Feast of a Dominican saint who deserves to be better known in modern times: St. Albert of Cologne (d. 1280), also known as St. Albert the Great. Today, St. Albert is most known as the teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas, whose theology and philosophy would eventually eclipse his teacher’s […]

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Wanting Heaven

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Whether it is in a silly commercial or a John Lennon song, I keep coming across this notion of forgetting Heaven, or of focusing on building Heaven on earth. The thought claims to free people to think about the here and now, enjoying what they have and trying to make the best of it rather […]

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Christian Joy

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This past fall, I have often found myself demoralized. There is a seemingly continuous stream of distressing news describing troubles outside, but particularly inside the Church. This is compounded by the stresses of daily life, which for me are mostly due dates and tests. While this is nothing unusual – modern life finds countless ways […]

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To Be Super

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The superhero story is a great success and fascination of our time. It holds captive not only children and teenagers, but adults as well. These tales of great feats, formidable dangers, power, and struggle spark our imaginations and make us aspire to great things. We can hardly get enough of them. Why? Do we only […]

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A Perennial Call

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

I thank God for the many blessings of living with the Dominican community here in Bologna as I study Italian. I appreciate the robust community life, as well as the possibility of interacting with joyful Italian friars every day. Moreover, there are ample opportunities to pray at the tomb of our Holy Father St. Dominic, […]

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To Learn and Serve

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Residency year is typically the 4th year of formation for student brothers of the Western Dominican Province. During this time, we take a break from the usual academic routine and devote ourselves to ministry. Each of us is assigned to a Dominican parish or Newman Center where we get some real-life experience of what Dominican […]

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Set Apart to Serve

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  On August 8, the Solemnity of Saint Dominic, I received the sacrament of Holy Orders by being ordained a deacon alongside my classmate, Br. Cody Jorgenson. The event marked a profound change to my role in the Church. As the Catechism tells us in paragraph 1570, a deacon shares in Christ’s mission and grace […]

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Profession & the Promise of Obedience

Friday, September 7, 2018

On September 1, 2018 five brothers professed their first vows in the Order of Preachers. Please pray for our newly professed Dominicans, Br. Elias Guadalupe Ford, O.P.,  Br. Antony Augustine Cherian, O.P., Br. Nathaniel Maria Mayne, O.P., Br. John Peter Anderson, O.P. and Br.Matthew Wanner, O.P. Please watch a two-minute video of their first vows […]

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