Relaunching the Dominicana

The Dominican students brothers of the Province of St. Joseph have relaunched Dominicana, a semi-annual print journal that is an avenue for the brothers to carry out the Dominican charism of: contemplari et contemplata aliis tradere – to contemplate and to hand on to others the fruits of contemplation.

The relaunching of the Dominicana this past spring marks the first time that this journal has been published since 1968, after a run of 52 years.  When the brothers originally launched the journal, it coincided with the 700th Anniversary of the Dominican Order.  Here’s what the brothers wrote then:

Almost 100 years later, the Dominican students decided to return to this effective mode of preaching by not only restarting the print journal, but also by introducing a new daily blog, where different brothers make a daily contribution to the task of evangelization in our own contemporary era.  The Dominicana blog is overseen by one of the priests at the Dominican House of Studies, and it presents “short articles on matters of timely and timeless relevance, from science to Scripture, literature to liturgy, politics to prayer, or anything in between.”

In the words of one brother, “It’s an exciting time to be a Dominican.”

DHS Community 1916 (81 friars)
DHS Studentate 2011 (50 students, total community of 83)