Blackfriars

A Special Farewell Letter from the Director

I did not cease giving thanks for you and remembering you in my prayers when ten of our men were ordained priests this May at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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Dominican Friars Take on Campus Ministry at Catholic University of America

After months of searching for the next leaders of campus ministry at Catholic University of America, a committee formed by CUA president John Garvey selected the Dominican Friars for the job.

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Thanks be to God for Ten New Priests of Jesus Christ!

These are the priests your generosity has helped form over the past seven years to serve God and preach His Gospel to the Church and the world. Please keep them in your prayers as they go out into the harvest!

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Dominican Friars Train America’s Diocesan Priests In Rome

Seven friars of the Province of St. Joseph have been called to Rome to train the seminarians who will become America’s next generation of diocesan priests.

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Letter from the Director

In this issue of BlackFriars, you will read about how the Friars continue to stand guard at both gates of life. I thank you for standing with us! May Our Holy Mother Mary watch over all your loved ones, now and at the hour of death.

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Report from the March for Life

Hope and excitement permeated the air. Prayer and exhortation flooded the scene. At this year’s March for Life there was an extra little pep in everyone’s step as we marched down Constitution Avenue bound for the Capitol and Supreme Court.

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The Art of Dying: An Interview with Br. Columba Thomas, O.P.

Health care has become so complex, with so many options available, that dying persons and their loved ones often must make many difficult and painful decisions, and they can become so focused on health care interventions that it distracts them from the deeper spiritual dimension.

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Seven Dominicans make Solemn Profession, becoming Friars for Life!

Thanks to your support, seven more men (six pictured above with Prior Provincial, Very Rev. Kenneth R. Letoile, O.P.) have pledged their lives to fight the Battle for Life as Dominican Friars.

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Hope for the Future: An Interview with Vocations Director Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.

The Province has a lot to recommend itself—our parishes, our campus ministries, the Thomistic Institute, projects like the Hillbilly Thomists and Godsplaining. The Province is very present and engaged, and I think that draws men to the Order. We try to be faithful to the charism and mission of St. Dominic.

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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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