Dominicana Posts on the Cooperator Brotherhood #OP800

4 cooperator brother in formation

The popular blog of our friars in formation has just published five posts about the cooperator brotherhood vocation.

God’s Generosity: Men Accepted for the 2015 Novitiate

Men accepted for the 2015 Novitiate

The Dominican Province of St. Joseph is grateful to God for these men who have been accepted for the 2015 Novitiate class.  They will begin their novitiate on the feast of St. Dominic on August 8, 2015 in… Read More

Dominican Rite Mass in Honor of St. Dominic in Ohio

church of St. Patrick, Columbus

Join our friars for a Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite for the Solemnity of our Holy Father, St. Dominic

When Your Parents Don’t Support Your Vocation

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.

Thomas Aquinas and Vocational Discernment

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.

Tough Business

The priesthood is a tough business–not grim, not gloomy, not a life for perpetual handwringers, but tough. I don’t know anybody who has more laughs than priests, or more love. But to pick up a cross and follow Christ is not for the fainthearted or the ambiguous.