Feast Day

The Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer

Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer, a 14th century Dominican priest & confessor. This polychrome marble statue of the saint is in St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City. The saint holds a book saying: “Fear God for the hour of judgement is coming.” St. Vincent was one of the greatest preachers Read more…

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The Feast of Bl. Constantius of Fabriano

Dominicans are often noted for their joy.  Yet, there was one Dominican blessed noted for his sorrow: Bl. Constantius of Fabriano (1401-1481, feast – Feb. 24). Bl. Constantius entered the Dominicans at at the age of 15 in Fabriano, Italy, at the Convent of St. Lucy, which was noted for having Bl. John Dominici, Bl. Lawrence 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. Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres, O.P. Friar Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru in 1579 of John, a Spanish nobleman, and Anna Velasquez, a freed slave. As a boy he studied medicine which later, as a member of the Order, he put to good use in helping the poor. Martin was received as a Read more…

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The Baptism of the Lord

“A person who is baptized and a person who is not baptized are not the same. We, by Baptism, are immersed in that inexhaustible source of life which is the death of Jesus, the greatest act of love in all of history; and thanks to this love we can live a new life, no longer Read more…

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Immaculate Conception Basilica

“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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