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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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We Need Great Men

The modern Church is in dire need of greatness.

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A Dominican Presence at Youngstown State

This school year, Fr. Norbert Keliher, O.P., began his tenure as the Youngstown State University Catholic Chaplain.

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Letter from the Director

Prostration is a gesture packed with meaning. At Ordinations, the most striking moment is seeing the friars lie prostrate. The fact that the praying Church is calling upon all the saints at that moment becomes palpable.

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Friars Cast A Wider Net with “Godsplaining” | An Interview with Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P.

Dominicans are first and foremost preachers. Podcasting, a platform which is chiefly spoken word, seemed a natural home for the exercise of our vocation!

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St. Joseph Province Friars Bring Wisdom of Aquinas to the Global Church at the Angelicum

The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, called “the Angelicum” after its patron, serves the universal Church by forming “students as virtuous leaders, capable of evangelization and promoting integral human development, illuminated by the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas.”

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Letter from the Director

Thank you for praying for vocations and being an instrument of Our Lord in supplying for our needs when there is lack!

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Donor Profile | Fred Pula (1926-2021)

The Pulas made their generous first gift to the Dominican Friars in 2018 after receiving an appeal in the mail asking for support for vocations to the priesthood. Following Marilyn’s death, Fred made the decision to include the Dominican Friars in his will.

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A Pilgrimage to North America’s Oldest Shrine Brings Healing

“Lord, You know that I can only handle so much, and I don’t think that I can handle Crohn’s disease along with a lot of responsibilities. I can’t do both.”

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The 15 Promises of the Rosary

The Rosary, as St. Dominic witnessed during his mission to the Albigensians, is also a powerful prayer for increasing the receptivity of souls to orthodox preaching.

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