Who Moved My Book? John Cassian on Voluntary Poverty

“Some people hold on to a book so tightly that in fact they do not easily permit another person to read or touch it”

The Goal of the Friar Preacher

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

Blessed Jordan and St. Albert the Great

Blessed Jordan of Saxony with OP Saints

“Even the ‘greats’ struggled in discerning their vocations.”
Day 9: Blessed Jordan and St. Albert the Great

Blessed Jordan’s Preaching

Blessed Jordan of Saxony with OP Saints

“…the Lord gave him a special prerogative and grace not only in preaching, but also in conversation, so that wherever and with whomever he was he would never be at a loss for stirring words and pointed illustrations.”
Day 8: Blessed Jordan’s Preaching

Blessed Jordan and the Salve Procession

Blessed Jordan of Saxony with OP Saints

“The brothers had recourse to their singular hope, the most powerful and loving Mary…”
Day 7: Blessed Jordan and the Salve Procession

Blessed Jordan and St. Dominic’s Relics

Blessed Jordan of Saxony with OP Saints

“The fragrance lasted for many days afterwards in the hands of those who had touched the relics.”
Day 6: Blessed Jordan and St. Dominic’s Relics

Blessed Jordan’s Vast Catch

Blessed Jordan of Saxony with OP Saints

“When he came, he had many tunics made, trusting in God that he would receive new brothers.”
Day 5: Blessed Jordan’s Vast Catch

Blessed Jordan and the Dominican Nuns

Blessed Jordan of Saxony with OP Saints

“I send you a very little word, the Word made little in the crib.”
Day 4: Blessed Jordan and the Dominican Nuns