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

Running Away, Running Toward Temptation and Love
March 25, 2017 - by Br. Thomas More Barba, OP

  We often think of avoiding temptation, but this is only one part of the spiritual life.  What is temptation leading us away from?  This is the other part of the spiritual life: to return to what we have abandoned by temptation.   First Sunday of Lent Year A   First Reading: Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7 […]

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Apostolic Creativity
March 24, 2017 - by Br. Carl Joseph Paustian, OP

Since the very beginning of the Order, Dominicans understood our charism of preaching to be wider than simply homiletics, or preaching from the pulpit. St. Dominic himself understood the mission of the Order to be that of going outside the Church proper in order to encounter those who were not in the pews. This effort […]

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Immigration, Justice, and the Common Good
March 17, 2017 - by Br. Brent Bowen, O.P.

In my last post I discussed the concept of different forms of justice as well as the common good. I recently read an excellent piece from Bishop Conley, the Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, on the issue of immigration that can help to further elucidate these concepts. Bishop Conley writes: Certainly, entering a country illegally is a crime. […]

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