Blackfriars Newsletter

Restoring Spiritual Sight in Suffering

For Dominican hospital chaplains, the most joyful visits are to patients who call out to us from their beds as we walk through the halls in our habits. During my healthcare ministry training, one of my most memorable visits was just like this.

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Letter from the Prior Provincial

The responsibility of leading and providing pastoral care to the friars of our Province inspires me, as does your support in enabling us to preach the Gospel of Life in all of our ministries.

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Report from the March for Life

Ever since the first March for Life in 1974, Americans of all walks of life have risen early in the morning, in the late-January cold, to witness to the dignity of life. And since that first march, consecrated religious have risen with them. This year’s march was no different.

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The Undervalued Virtue Our World Badly Needs

Fr. Pine is doing his part to encourage a renaissance of prudence. His new book, Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly is dedicated to sharing and spreading this “undervalued” virtue.

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Donor Profile | Donald and Jane Danilek

With the goal of forming Dominican college chaplains able to walk with today’s students as they navigate a vastly different world, Don and Jane became generous donors and legacy supporters of the Dominican Friars Foundation.

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Why do Dominicans Wear a White Habit?

Dominican friars, nuns and sisters are unique in wearing a white habit, as many other religious orders chose brown, grey or black for their clothing.

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A Letter from the Director

Every good Samaritan knows the call to rescue a life in danger of death, but, as Catholics, we are called to offer sacrifices, even our lives, to save souls in danger of the fires of hell.

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Saint Vincent Ferrer High School: A Catholic School Deepens its Dominican Roots

Saint Vincent Ferrer High School, a girls’ college preparatory school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, was founded by the Dominican Friars in 1884 and recently took two steps to deepen its Dominican roots.

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Forming Future Priests to Bring Christ to the Sick

By Blackfriars Staff Through the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York, Friars and lay collaborators bring the healing presence of Christ to sick men and women over 60,000 times a year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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A Letter from Father Gabriel

A Letter from Father Gabriel “If you live today, you breathe in nihilism… it’s the gas you breathe. If I hadn’t had the Church to fight it with or to tell me the necessity of fighting it, I would be the stinkingest logical positivist you ever saw right now.” — Flannery O’Connor In responding to Read more…

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