“Political Homelessness” and the Virtue of Justice
Hounds of the Lord
I recently read a great blog piece from Rev. John Rasmussen, a Lutheran pastor writing for a blog called “The Beggars Blog.” I would highly recommend you navigate over there and read what he has to say. Rev. Rasmussen uses the term “political homelessness” – a state in which a person can find himself or herself […]
How Will You Share God’s Light?
Any casual observer of Dominicana will eventually notice a theme or image that, at first, may seem odd or out place: dogs. They can be found in Dominican art, legends, and even historical documents from the beginning of the Order to this very day. One might rightly wonder: “What on earth do dogs have to do […]
Chewing on “Silence”
God’s light shines in our lives in all the small things. And how brightly does that light shine out! Help shine God’s light!
A New Semester of Dominican Formation
This is a reflection, not a review, of Scorsese’s “Silence,” and not Endo’s novel by the same name. It is a reflection on a set of questions. I think Scorsese’s version evokes in us more sympathy for Sebastian Rodriguez than we might experience for that same-named man in the novel. Endo’s “Silence” seems to make the […]
Nine Ways of Prayer: The Devotion of Our Holy Father Dominic
This week marks the beginning of a new academic semester for the student friars in St. Louis. It seems that our study and academic formation are among the top curiosities that family, friends, and acquaintances have about our life. There are three Dominican studia (Institutes of Studies) in the United States – the friars of […]
Merry Christmas from the Dominican Friars of St. Dominic Priory
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 […]
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