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First Things: Letter to an Aspiring Priest

For a Catholic young man who is fervent in his faith, it’s a normal and reasonable thing to think seriously about being a priest, and rightly so. The truth is, if you have a calling to the priesthood you should gladly embrace it, because it’s an extraordinary vocation. It’s sad that more young men don’t consider it seriously and accept the calling.

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Province Founds New Dominican Community in Philadelphia

At the invitation of Archbishop Charles Chaput, the Dominican Friars have established a new Dominican house in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The four friars will serve the parish of St. Patrick in Philadelphia’s centrally located Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.

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Holy Preaching

In this new short film, Dominican Friars reflect on the unique way in which they preach the Gospel and how good preaching draws people to know and love God.

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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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