It is good to be a dead Dominican!

Praying for our deceased brothers on Dominican All Soul’s Day In his book The Denial of Death, Ernest Becker observes: “The idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else; it is a mainspring of… Read More

Pilgrim Friars in our Nation’s Capital

SUMMER 2012 VOCATION EVENTS In anticipation of the Feast of the Translation of our Holy Father St. Dominic (May 24) a number of our student friars, Fr. Raymond Vandegrift OP (83 years old!) and I took a walking… Read More

St. Cecilia and the Dominican Order

Today is the feast of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr.  She has a very old connection with the Dominican Order stemming back to the time of St. Dominic Himself.  In the Lives of the Brethren, we read: “Once… Read More

Dominican Saints 101: Bl. Bartholomew of Vicenza

The newest post in our Dominican Saints 101 series is now up on the provincial website.  This week’s saint is Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza.  Check it out!

From the Lives of the Brethren: The Fruit of the Blessed Virgin’s Prayers

During our formal meals at the Dominican House of Studies, we have a reading during part of the meal. Last night, we began reading the Lives of the Brethren, which is a whole host of stories about the… Read More

Dominican Saints 101: Bl. Bertrand of Garrigue

This blogpost has now been moved to the Provincial blog.  Enjoy.

Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite on the Feast of St. Dominic

Here are incredible photos and music from a Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite celebrated for the Feast of Our Holy Father, St. Dominic at Blessed Sacrament parish in Seattle (Western Province). [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/28308899 w=400&h=225] Fr. Pius Pietrzyk… Read More

St. Vincent Ferrer on Holy Father, St. Dominic

Happy Feast of our Holy Father, St. Dominic!  At 9AM on the feast, our new postulants will begin their canonical year of novitiate as they are clothed in the habit of our Holy Father, St. Dominic. All 29… Read More