12 Men Profess First Vows

The longing that filled the hearts of twelve men, which brought them to their knees on the altar steps of St. Gertrude’s. They have been changed by that glimpse of the glory of the only Son of God. What else to do? They consecrate their lives. They train their eyes to see Jesus, and him only.

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The Lord God Will Be Their Light

The Transfiguration of the Lord comes in a blaze of unearthly light. The glory of his divinity is no longer hidden, but for a brief moment the Lord allows his disciples to see him as He truly is.

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Head in the Clouds

Christians have their head in the clouds. We can say this because Christ is “the head of the body, the church” (Col 1:18)

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Queen of Heaven, Rejoice!

Easter is a time of rejoicing. Not just on the day itself, or in the octave, but for all 50 days until Pentecost.

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We Need Great Men

The modern Church is in dire need of greatness.

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Healing in Purgatory

We’re called to become saints. The Father desires that we be united in friendship with him in this life in order that we might forever dwell with him in heaven.

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Spiritual Fathers

Spiritual Fathers By Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress, O.P.   A version of this article appeared in the online journal, Dominicana.   The summer before I entered religious life my cousin gave birth to her first child, Owen. Later that summer the proud mother hosted a party at which the main pastime was holding baby Owen. As Read more…

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A Dominican Mother’s Day Poem

May Mary guard you, Mother Dear, And ease your pain and sorrow; Beneath Her care you need not fear Life’s threatening tomorrow!   That is my wish as this, your day, One milestone passed, reminds us How far along the homeward way Each year, in fleeting, finds us.   And so I greet you, o’er Read more…

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The Inspiration of St. John Paul II

The image of God in man manifests itself in many different ways, and one notable way is through the lives of the Saints. The lives of the Saints are commentaries on the Gospel—concrete examples of living heroic Christian lives. In each of their lives, they manifest important characteristics of what it means to be followers Read more…

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John Pius Sullivan, O.P.

John Pius Sullivan, O.P. Jubilarian Birth: October 27, 1913 Profession: August 16, 1935 Ordination: June 5, 1941 Died: April 17, 1998 John Joseph Sullivan was born in New York City the son of John Sullivan and Margaret Mary Ryan. He attended Sacred Heart Grammar School, Jersey City, NJ (1920-1928), Regis High School, New York City Read more…

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