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    When Your Parents Don’t Support Your Vocation

    A religious vocation given to a son or daughter can be perceived as a great blessing to a family. It can also be perceived as a threat. If you think God is calling you to be a Dominican friar, and your parents are opposed, here are some things to keep in mind.

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    Thomas Aquinas and Vocational Discernment

    Aquinas does not encourage a man to practice a “discernment” of Dominican life in order to distinguish it from other possible vocations in the Church. The reason is simple. Growth in charity results only from a divine gift given. We call this gift, the gift of grace.

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    Official 2014-15 Photo for Eastern Province Dominican Studentate

    The official 2014-2015 Studentate photo for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph (Eastern) at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC.

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“Champions of the Faith and true lights of the world”…these were the words of Pope Honorius III describing a new religious order with their humble founder, Domingo de Guzmán. This band of preachers, under the special patronage of our Lady, was given a mandate by the Church to preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
2014 Studentate Photo

Student Friars in formation at the Dominican House of Studies (2014-2015)

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Come & See Vocation Weekends

NEXT VOCATION WEEKEND: SEPT. 19-21, 2014 – No matter where you ultimately go to serve the Lord, our vocation weekends are an excellent opportunity to learn more about religious life in general. These weekends are the fastest way to concretely learn a lot about the Order of Preachers (and our province) in a very short period of time.

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