Thomas Aquinas and Vocational Discernment

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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.

2014 Reception of the Dominican Habit

On August 8, 2014 the Dominican Province of St. Joseph received 12 men into our novitiate at St. Gertrude Priory in Cincinnati, OH. Pray for these men!

Friars to be Ordained Priests in Nation’s Capital

The Dominican Province of St. Joseph joyfully announces the Ordination of their Brothers to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 23, 2014

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?