Dominican House of Studies

St. Thomas Aquinas & Law: An Evening With Justice Scalia

On the Feast of St. Raymond of Peñafort (patron of canon lawyers,) in honor of the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers (1216-2016,) The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, gave a lecture at the Dominican House of Studies for an evening event on Saint Thomas Aquinas and Read more…

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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

“Let the children of the Catholic Church fly with utter confidence to this most sweet Mother of mercy and grace in all dangers, difficulties, needs, doubts and fears. Under her guidance, under her patronage, under her kindness and protection, nothing is to be feared; nothing is hopeless. Because, while bearing toward us a truly motherly Read more…

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St. Rose of Lima: Patroness of the Americas

The first person born in the Americas to be canonized, Isabel de Flores y del Olivia (1586 – 1617) was the daughter of Spanish parents in Peru. At a young age she had a vision of Mary, who called her the “Rose of Saint Mary”: thus, she is known as Rose of Lima. When she Read more…

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Springs of Joy

In the latest project from BlackFriars Media, Br. Peter Joseph plays the organ inside the chapel at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Please be sure to explore our new website www.BlackFriarsMedia.vhx.tv, where you’ll be able to stream all of our videos.

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A Dominican Vocation

A Dominican Vocation By. Br. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P. When I met the Dominicans, I found something astounding about their lives. I was moved to tears when I first attended a Tenebrae service at the Dominican House of Studies. I also nodded in agreement to almost every word when I heard a student brother preach on the Read more…

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O Come Let Us Adore Him

“During the early phases of the reform, the inherent relationship between Mass and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament was not always perceived with sufficient clarity. For example, an objection that was widespread at the time argued that the eucharistic bread was given to us not to be looked at, but to be eaten. In the Read more…

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Francis Hyacinth Maguire, O.P.

Francis Hyacinth Maguire, O.P. Born:  August 19, 1930 Professed:  September 18, 1951 Ordained:  June 11, 1957 Died: April 19, 2006 Father Hyacinth Maguire, O.P., was born in East Orange, NJ, to Francis Charles M Maguire and Eleanor Cecilia McGrath.  He attended St. Mary’s Grammar School and St. Mary’s High School in Rutherford, NJ, and St. Read more…

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Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The following homily was written by our Holy Father, Pope Francis. In the Gospels, Saint Joseph appears as a strong and courageous man, a working man, yet in his heart we see great tenderness, which is not the virtue of the weak but rather a sign of strength of spirit and a capacity for concern, Read more…

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St. Catherine of Alexandria

Photo and description by Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.- Our Lady Blessing the Sleeping Friars One night St Dominic came upon a heavenly trio as he made his way through the dormitory of the brethren. Three radiant women came toward him as the one in the center made the sign of the cross with an asperges Read more…

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Bartholomew Paul Fu, O.P.

Bartholomew Paul Fu, O.P. Jubilarian Birth: August 24, 1915 Profession: October 3, 1949 Ordination: March 14, 1946 Died: August 23, 2001 Bartholomew Fu was born in Fukien, Chungan, China, the son of Peter and Mary (Ho) Fu. He attended grammar school at the Catholic Mission School in Kienow, Fukien, China and the Normal High School Read more…

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