The Goal of the Friar Preacher

“What are the elements of a religious order that are attractive to me? What is its purpose?”

The Lord has Given Us Great Hopes of a Good Catch!

The Powerful Intercession of the Dominican Nuns & Sisters When each of you come on a vocation weekend at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC, I always tell men it is the best way to learn… Read More

Vocations and the Province of St. Joseph

Ever since I first heard the good news in 2007, and lately the news of the increasing numbers of inquirers, applicants and admissions, I have been wondering what it all means. It is surely an intriguing development-something nobody in the province was really expecting. It strikes me that we need to think a bit about the significance of this extraordinary grace. Why is God calling all these outstanding young men to the Order, to our province, at this moment?

Phenomenology of the Vows: Obedience

Professor Edmund Husserl *see also: Introduction to the Phenomenology of the Vows Phenomenology of the Vows: PovertyPhenomenology of the Vows: Chastity As Virgil and Beatrice were to Dante, so Edmund Husserl has been our guide to the three… Read More

Phenomenology of the Vows: Chastity

St. Thomas being girded with the belt of chastity *see also: Introduction to the Phenomenology of the Vows Phenomenology of the Vows: PovertyPhenomenology of the Vows: Obedience In this series so far we have looked at the vows… Read More

Phenomenology of the Vows: Poverty

*see also:Introduction to the Phenomenology of the VowsPhenomenology of the Vows: ChastityPhenomenology of the Vows: Obedience “Why do you hate money and possessions?” I think this is the first thing that many people, especially non-Christians think when they… Read More

Introduction to a Phenomenology of the Vows

Prof. Edmund Husserl (1859 – 1938) *see also:Phenomenology of the Vows: PovertyPhenomenology of the Vows: ChastityPhenomenology of the Vows: Obedience What does Edmund Husserl have to do with the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience? Quite a lot,… Read More