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A Letter From Brian and Amy Shaw

A Letter From Brian and Amy Shaw
We’re grateful for all the work you’re doing, especially on college campuses where the need for both knowledge of the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ is so great! We’re thankful that Our Lord is addressing the needs of His people by calling an impressive number of new vocations to the Dominican Order in recent years.

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St. Dominic’s Priory: Student Brothers Live with Retired Friars During Diaconate Year

Thanks in no small part to your generosity, the Dominican House of Studies is bursting at the seams with friars in formation. To accommodate incoming student brothers, transitional deacons leave the House of Studies and continue their path to the priesthood at St. Dominic’s Priory, just south of the National Mall in Washington DC.

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Bringing Christ to Prisoners: A Student Brother’s Ministry in a DC Jail

Br. Jordan Zajac, O.P., is the latest Dominican student brother assigned to minister to prisoners in the District of Columbia’s Central Detention Facility, better known as the DC Jail. He meets individually with inmates confined to solitary cells because they are threatened by, or pose a threat to, the general population of the prison.

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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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Spiritual Weaponry

In this issue of BlackFriars, you’ll read about Dominican Friars bringing God in word and sacrament to souls in secular institutions – colleges and hospitals – that are considered elite by the world’s standards.

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Defending Life at Dartmouth: An Interview with Ana Maria Dumitru

Ana Maria Dumitru is a sixth year MD-PhD candidate at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine, a member of Medical Students for Life, a trained instructor on Natural Family Planning methods, and a frequent speaker and writer on pro-life and natural fertility issues.

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The Rosary Confraternity: Solidarity In Prayer

Through the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary (also known also as the Rosary Altar Society), the friars offer the laity a way of participating in the Dominican form of life. Members commit to praying the 15 decades of the Rosary each week. BlackFriars sat down with Fr. Athanasius Murphy, Promoter of the Confraternity, to discuss this enduring devotion.

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John Guldan: Planning a Legacy of Dominican Vocations

John Guldan is a retired schoolteacher with degrees in history and theology. He has been a faithful supporter of the Dominican Friars since 2007 and is a member of the St. Dominic Legacy Society. We would like to thank Mr. Guldan—and all our donors—for helping us form priests and brothers capable of bringing the charism

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Promoting Authentic Sexuality in a Disordered Age

Founded in the 17th century, the Angelic Warfare Confraternity is an association of the faithful entrusted by the pope to the Dominican Order with the goal of helping its members grow in the virtue of purity. Members wear the cord or medal of St. Thomas Aquinas and commit to pray for one another daily. In

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Understanding Evolutionary Theory with St. Thomas

Understanding Evolutionary Theory with St. Thomas   Four friars from the Province of St. Joseph; Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Fr. James Brent, O.P., Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P., and Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P.; have developed a website called Thomistic Evolution (thomisticevolution.org) and a companion book, that sheds light on disputed questions surrounding the relationship between

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