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

Life In The World: A School of Holiness
December 23, 2016 - by Br. Nicholas Reynolds, OP

As Christmas approaches, Br. Nicholas Reynolds, O.P. preaches on the importance of celebrating the small chances at holiness that life offers, in the light of the Christmas season.

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Right Action and False Security
- by Br. Brian Zuelke, OP

Br. Brian John Zuelke, O.P preaches on the importance of perseverance in faith and right action. Using the story of Ahaz, Br. Brian warns against allying one’s faith with political ideologies.

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Active Waiting for Christ
December 12, 2016 - by Br. Brent Bowen, O.P.

Jesus calls us to active waiting this Advent season. Br. Brent preaches on the Third Sunday of Advent on Sunday, 11 December 2016 at St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis. Scripture passage: James 5: 7-10.

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Latest Blog Posts

Nine Ways of Prayer: The Devotion of Our Holy Father Dominic
January 16, 2017 - by Br. Brent Bowen, O.P.

Each evening at the end of Compline (Night Prayer), the brethren process out of the chapel and down the corridor to an icon of Our Lady, all the while chanting the Dominican version of the “Salve Regina,” an ancient hymn to Mary: When we finish, we turn around and process to the opposite end while chanting the […]

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Merry Christmas from the Dominican Friars of St. Dominic Priory
December 24, 2016 - by Br. Brent Bowen, O.P.

As we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord, we want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. Thank you for your love and support of our Preaching mission! In Christ, The Dominican Friars of St. Dominic Priory

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December 23: O Emmanuel
December 23, 2016 - by Br. Brent Bowen, O.P.

Latin O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos Domine Deus noster. English O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the Nations and their Saviour, come to save us, O Lord our God. The final O Antiphon refers to Christ as Emmanuel, “God with us” and […]

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