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St. John Paul II & the Dominican Friars

  St. John Paul II called the thought of the Dominican Friar St. Thomas Aquinas “one of the great philosophical revelations” of his life. He first wrestled with St. Thomas’ writings while studying for the priesthood in an underground seminary in Nazi-occupied Poland, claiming that the Dominican saint’s wise words “showed me a new approach

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Altar Server Donates Radio Show Winnings to Dominican Student Brothers

These days it’s become common for families to travel far and wide for kid’s sporting events; but travel two hours each way to Church on Sunday? The Martin family does just that so 15-year-old Liam Martin can serve Mass at the Dominican parish of St. Patrick’s in Columbus, Ohio.

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Author Leah Libresco Cites Dominican Influence in Building the Benedict Option

“The Dominicans carved out the same kind of space in the middle of a city that the Benedictines did for their villages.”

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America Magazine: St. Dominic and His Order’s Legacy of Holiness

This article originally appeared in the December 2, 1916 issue of America to commemorate the Order of Preachers’ 700th Anniversary on December 22, 1916.

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Saint John Paul II on the Dominican Order

Pope Saint John Paul II wrote a personal letter to the Order of Preachers (Dominican Order), in which he encouraged the Order to continue “preaching the Gospel for the salvation of souls.” By the grace of God, the holy preaching continues by preaching the Word through various forms of evangelization; teaching and scholarship; parochial service; and foreign missionary work.

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The Holy Countrymen of St. John Paul the Great

To the right of Our Lady of Fatima at the shrine of the Saint John Paul II Society here in New York, an icon with Saint Hyacinth and Blessed Ceslaus adorns the wall. Who are these men, and how do they relate to St. John Paul II?

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Catholic Herald: How the Dominicans are Bringing Orthodoxy Back to Academia

The Order of Preachers are redoubling their efforts to retake academia. Ten years ago, the Dominican House of Studies (DHS) in Washington, DC established the Thomistic Institute in order to bring their charism to American and British students.

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National Catholic Register: If You Love Science, and Love God, You’ll Love This Event

A new interdisciplinary conference that will probe the connections between faith and science is being held this week at the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

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University of Louisville becomes latest chaplaincy staffed by the Province of St. Joseph

In September 2017, Fr. Martin Martiny, O.P, became the first Dominican chaplain of the University of Louisville, which has an estimated 7,000 Catholics in a student body of 22,500.

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National Catholic Register: St. Thomas Aquinas Comes to the Ivy League

One speaker took a “deep dive” into the Thomistic view of civil punishment. Another explored how St. Thomas Aquinas helps us to think about the possibility of life on other worlds. A third lecturer untangled the textual history behind the Hebrew word for God in the Old Testament.

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