About Preaching Friars

Preachingfriars.org is a collaborative effort of the Dominican Student Brothers of St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis, MO. The studium comprises members of the Province of St. Martin de Porres (Southern) and the Province of St. Albert the Great (Central). As a community of both clerical and lay students, we study for the priesthood and future ministry at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. Begun in the fall of 2010 as a way to promote the weekly Vespers preaching of the friars, the site expanded to include reflections, video, and theological discourses.

Vespers Preaching

Let Me Be Humble, But…
February 1, 2017 - by Br. James Martin Nobles, OP
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Unity in Truth & Love
January 22, 2017 - by Br. Anthony John Mathison, OP
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‘Smashed’: God’s Freeing Work
January 21, 2017 - by Br. Pierce Cavanaugh, OP
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Latest Blog Posts

“Political Homelessness” and the Virtue of Justice
February 17, 2017 - by Br. Brent Bowen, O.P.

I recently read a great blog piece from Rev. John Rasmussen, a Lutheran pastor writing for a blog called “The Beggars Blog.” I would highly recommend you navigate over there and read what he has to say. Rev. Rasmussen uses the term “political homelessness” – a state in which a person can find himself or herself […]

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Hounds of the Lord
February 10, 2017 - by Br. Anthony John Mathison, OP

Any casual observer of Dominicana will eventually notice a theme or image that, at first, may seem odd or out place: dogs. They can be found in Dominican art, legends, and even historical documents from the beginning of the Order to this very day. One might rightly wonder: “What on earth do dogs have to do […]

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Chewing on “Silence”
February 3, 2017 - by Br. Adrian Mccaffery, OP

This is a reflection, not a review, of Scorsese’s “Silence,” and not Endo’s novel by the same name.[1] It is a reflection on a set of questions. I think Scorsese’s version evokes in us more sympathy for Sebastian Rodriguez than we might experience for that same-named man in the novel. Endo’s “Silence” seems to make the […]

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