The Holy Habit of St. Dominic

Out of all the things which mark the life of a Dominican friar, perhaps the most visible is the holy habit. Like many other religious orders, our habit is a symbol of our spirituality, our way of life, and a significant sacramental in our living of the consecrated life in the Catholic Church. Hence, I […]

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Defining the Friar Preacher

It is not unusual for brothers of the Order find themselves having to explain the meaning of the title “friar.” This is quite understandable, of course. The term “friar” is basically medieval, and outside of academia or certain religious circles, it is not a word used frequently. Moreover, the term is both useful and misleading (a […]

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Hounds of the Lord

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 They can be found in Dominican art, legends, and even historical documents from the beginning of the Order to this very day.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 […]

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