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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.

Cardinal O'Connor meets JPII

Tough Business

The priesthood is a tough business–not grim, not gloomy, not a life for perpetual handwringers, but tough. I don’t know anybody who has more laughs than priests, or more love. But to pick up a cross and follow Christ is not for the fainthearted or the ambiguous.

Dominican Student friars 2014-15

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.

Dominican House of Studies Chapel

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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