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The Hillbilly Thomists are Back

The Hillbilly Thomists [an all-Dominican Friar bluegrass band] released their second album, the exhilarating Living For The Other Side, which, if the first album didn’t convince you, proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that these preachers are not a novelty act, but true artists and evangelists via the medium of American folk music.

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The Angelic Doctor as a Guide to Marian Consecration: An Interview with Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

St. Thomas is a helpful guide because he teaches us how best to think about God and the things of God.

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Friars and Knights Celebrate the Beatification of Blessed Michael McGivney

Blessed Michael McGivney was a friend of the Dominicans, who began to serve St. Mary’s in 1886, two years after Fr. McGivney received a new assignment. Blessed McGivney was devoted to the Holy Rosary and, when his body was interred in St. Mary’s Church in 1982, he was found wearing the white scapular of St. Dominic.

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A Letter from the Director

Like St. Dominic, Fr. Michael McGivney was a true child of our Blessed Mother, who in every age raises up an army to battle the forces of evil.

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Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange on the Rosary

The Rosary is a Credo: not an abstract one, but one concretized in the life of Jesus Who came down to us from the Father and Who ascended to bring us back with Himself to the Father.

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A Letter from the Associate Director

Each generation of Catholics must pass on to the next generation the truths preached by the apostles and their successors, which have their roots in Jesus Christ Himself.

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Dominican Campus Chaplain Prepares for a Turbulent School Year

Fr. John Paul Kern, O.P., is the University of Louisville Catholic chaplain. After converting to Catholicism at Penn State, Fr. John Paul worked as a reactor inspector for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission before joining the Dominicans.

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The Ancient Rite of the Dominican Order

On the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, one of our newly-ordained priests, Fr. Jonah Teller, O.P., celebrated Solemn High Mass in the Dominican Rite for the first time at St. Gertrude’s Church in Cincinnati.

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A Letter from the Prior Provincial

Please pray for our recently ordained priests, and see in their ordinations the unmistakable sign of Jesus Christ who promised: “I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

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God in the Midst of Suffering

Where is God in the midst of suffering? One sign of God’s presence is the Ordination (in three separate ceremonies due to Coronavirus precautions) of eight Dominican Friars you helped prepare for the priesthood.

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