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.

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Gracián, mystic(?)
April 28, 2017 - by Br. Adrian McCaffery, OP

Whoso enjoys fine manners and likes to sharpen his/her claws on bright things, I can recommend two books by the same author: Baltasar Gracián, a seventeenth century Spanish Jesuit and philosopher. I might have added “mystic,” but there is, pshaw, no proof. He is, nevertheless, still respected for his contributions to literature. I know these books […]

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Formation is Not Only in the Classroom
April 21, 2017 - by Br. Carl Joseph Paustian, OP

As the academic year comes to a close in the coming weeks, the student friars at St. Dominic Priory will begin their summer assignments and ministries. While the academic year places a heavy focus on our intellectual formation, summer placements tend to focus more on pastoral formation. The brothers are generally given a wide variety […]

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You Were On The Cross
April 14, 2017 - by Br. Brent Bowen, O.P.

Lost, everything is lost. And everything I’ve loved before is gone. Alone like the coming of the frost, and a cold winter’s chill in my stony heart. And where were You when all that I’ve hoped for, where You when all that I’ve dreamed, Came crashing down in shambles around me You were on the […]

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