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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Yo y Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
August 2, 2017 - by Br. Christopher Johnson, OP

Cuando las personas me preguntan cuál fue la mejor experiencia que yo tuve en México, mi respuesta es siempre mi visita a la Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Esta experiencia fue poderosa y única. Me encanta mi visita a la Basílica por muchas razones. Primera, es porque yo aprendí mucho sobre Nuestra Señora cuando […]

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Vox Clamantis: Subsidiarity – Magisterium
July 31, 2017 - by Preaching Friars

As papal encyclicals often include a Catholic anthropology when speaking about Catholic Social Teaching, it is helpful to provide a brief sketch of Catholic anthropology to facilitate an understanding of the importance of subsidiarity in the papal Magisterium. Rooted in the nature of man, prior to any act of the intellect, will, or movement of […]

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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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