The Pastoral Year

What is the purpose of the Pastoral Year? It might be easier if I described what I did and then we can back track into the purpose for the year and its value in the formation process. The St Paul Catholic Center is the Newman Center, that is, the Catholic Campus ministry for Indiana University. […]

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Formation is Not Only in the Classroom

As the academic year comes to a close in the coming weeks, the student friars at St. Dominic Priory will begin their summer assignments and ministries. While the academic year places a heavy focus on our intellectual formation, summer placements tend to focus more on pastoral formation. The brothers are generally given a wide variety […]

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Apostolic Creativity

Since the very beginning of the Order, Dominicans understood our charism of preaching to be wider than simply homiletics, or preaching from the pulpit. St. Dominic himself understood the mission of the Order to be that of going outside the Church proper in order to encounter those who were not in the pews. This effort […]

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Experiences of Grace — Dominican Come & See Weekend

Each semester the friars at St. Dominic Priory host a Come & See Weekend for young men discerning a vocation to the Dominican Order. This serves as an opportunity for men to pray with us, learn about our charism and ministries, and meet other men who are similarly discerning God’s call in their lives. The […]

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A New Semester of Dominican Formation

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 […]

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Has it been five years already?

You have probably noticed that Preaching Friars has been quiet in the last few days. That is because the student brothers have been hard at work studying for exams. Now that exam week is over, we are preparing to spend a few days away together. December 14th is a significant day for our community. Sure, it’s […]

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