Join us for these summer vocation gatherings throughout the Dominican Province of St. Joseph during the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers.
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.
“…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
“The brothers had recourse to their singular hope, the most powerful and loving Mary…”
Day 7: Blessed Jordan and the Salve Procession
“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
“When he came, he had many tunics made, trusting in God that he would receive new brothers.”
Day 5: Blessed Jordan’s Vast Catch
“I send you a very little word, the Word made little in the crib.”
Day 4: Blessed Jordan and the Dominican Nuns
“Beautiful animal, come out, so that we can look at you.”
Novena Day 3: Blessed Jordan and the Weasel
“Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials” (James 1:2)
Novena Day 2: Blessed Jordan and Joyful Poverty
Those considering religious life often feel much anxiety. Beyond the normal anxiety present in making any life-altering decision, modern people also face the reluctance our society instills to making any definitive choices. Our culture exacerbates this problem.