2016 Summer Vocation Events for Jubilee Year

Jubilee of the Order

Join us for these summer vocation gatherings throughout the Dominican Province of St. Joseph during the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers.

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.

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

Blessed Jordan and the Weasel

Blessed Jordan of Saxony with OP Saints

“Beautiful animal, come out, so that we can look at you.”
Novena Day 3: Blessed Jordan and the Weasel

Blessed Jordan and Joyful Poverty

Blessed Jordan of Saxony with OP Saints

“Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials” (James 1:2)
Novena Day 2: Blessed Jordan and Joyful Poverty

HERE I AM: Responding to God’s Call

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.