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.

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 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

The Life of St. Dominic

This legend of St. Dominic was compiled by Br. Gerard de Frechet at the request of the fifth Master of the Order, Bl. Humbert of Romans. It dates from 1255-1257.

Pray the Dominican Litany

Litany of Dominican Saints and Blesseds (litany was updated July 2012) + 8 1/2 x 11 PRINTED VERSION + + breviary sized printed version +   Lord, have mercy.   ~Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. ~Christ, have mercy. Christ,… Read More