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.
Official Studentate Photograph of the Province of St. Joseph Dominican House of Studies Fall 2013
With 70 friars in formation for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph (Eastern) in our novitiate at St. Gertrude Priory in Cincinnati and in the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC, we felt the time has come… Read More
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?
On August 8, 2013, eighteen new novices received the habit of St. Dominic and officially began their novitiate. We give thanks to God, to Blessed Mary, and to Blessed Dominic for sending these men to become preachers of… Read More