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Inspired by the Holy Spirit, our Dominican mission and the call of Pope Benedict XVI to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ through new media, preachingfriars.org focuses on spreading the Gospel through videos, preaching, and theological discourse.

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Apr. 16
2014
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In the first chapter of Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis tell us “we need to remember that all religious teaching ultimately has to be reflected in the teacher’s way of life, which awakens the assent of the heart by its nearness, love and witness.”1 This is an important concept that Pope Francis touches on - our way of life is perhaps the first evangelization that many people will witness, and if it falls short of the words we say, our way of life may also be the last thing they are willing to “hear” also.


If you have followed Pope Francis throughout the first year of his pontificate, you...

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Apr. 15
2014
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Looking at St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae: II-II, q.172, a. 4, Br Wes explores the question: Whether prophecy is required for the good life?

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Tags: charisms, grace, GRATIA GRATIS DATA, gratia gratum faciens, Prophecy, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Thomas Aquinas (Saint)
Apr. 13
2014
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Jesus addresses us directly on Passion Sunday with one question: "What have I done to you? Answer me!' 

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Tags: Conversion, death, dialogue, jesus christ, passion, penance, reproaches, tenebrae
Apr. 12
2014
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Triduum Horarium for St. Dominic Priory, St. Louis

Holy Thursday, April 17

5:00 p.m. – “De Profundis” followed by dinner

7:00 p.m.  -  Mass of the Lord’s Supper

9:00 p.m. -   Compline

Good Friday, April 18

8:00 a.m.  –  Office of Readings and Morning Prayer

11:45 a.m. – Midday Prayer

3:00 p.m.  – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

9:00 p.m.  – Compline

Holy Saturday, April 19

8:00 a.m. –  Office of Readings and Morning Prayer

11:45 a.m. – Midday Prayer

5:00 p.m.  – Evening Prayer

Easter Sunday, April 20

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Apr. 12
2014
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The well-trained tongue of a disciple of Christ is molded in silence with the Incarnate Word.

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Apr. 07
2014
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Our hope is in Christ, in God, and what He promises, He will do.

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Apr. 07
2014
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God desires to give us his Spirit. If we have faith the very Spirit of God dwells within us making us our souls his home. No matter what kind of sins we have, if we trust in God, the Holy Spirit will fix up is home, our souls, with his grace, building on our nature. Even if we evict the Holy Spirit through serious sin, through a contrite heart, repentance and the sacraments he will always come back to make his home within us.

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Tags: grace, Indwelling of the Holy Spirit, love, temple of the Holy Spirit Property Virgins
Mar. 30
2014
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Have you ever flown at night? Finding our way in life is just like it. We just have to make sure our lighting and instrumentation are working properly.

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Tags: christ, confession, faith and reason, intellect, Light, night flying, Sacrament
Mar. 29
2014
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Humankind does not see as God sees.

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Tags: anointing, David, King, lent, Samuel, vocational
Mar. 28
2014
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Don't let this be the symbol of the New Evangelization!

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The Christian is called to bear the message of Christ in the world; but as with a man who bears a weight using only one side of his body, so too with the Christian bearing the Gospel message one-sidedly: he totters and falls! Such is the message of Pope Francis in the fourth chapter of his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium.

 

What is the one-sidedness against which we must be on-guard in our efforts to evangelize? Ignoring the “social dimension...

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