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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Fear, Hope, and Confidence
July 23, 2017 - by Fr. Thomas More Barba, OP

A caricature of the Old Testament is that God is wrathful, vengeful, and angry and we are holding to a thin cord above the flames of perdition.  While a cursory reading of the reading from Wisdom may seem to propose this, the word “hope” and its connection with repentance of sins indicates that believers are […]

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Imitating Trust and Generosity
July 16, 2017 - by Fr. Thomas More Barba, OP

Being a Catholic, a disciple of Christ, is often difficult in our world.  However, we should have the confidence to trust that God will not allow His work, that He accomplishes through us, to be in vain.  Doing God’s work, however, we are called to imitate God’s generosity.  The parable of the sower and seed […]

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Vox Clamantis: Solidarity and the Common Good – Magisterium
July 14, 2017 - by Preaching Friars

Like many elements of Catholic Social Thought, “solidarity” is a new word for an old concept. St. John Paul II noted in Centesimus Annus1 the differing ways of describing the concept of solidarity in the recent magisterium: Leo XIII used “friendship,” Pius XI termed it “social charity,” and Paul VI often talked about a “civilization […]

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