On November 1, 2014, the funeral of Br. Jude Locchetto, O.P., was celebrated at St. Dominic’s Church in Washington, DC. Below is the homily preached by Fr. Bruce Williams, O.P., a fellow friar of St. Dominic’s Priory. This is the third time in a…
The Dominican Parish of St. Dominic in Washington, DC is having its first annual Advent Stations on Saturday, December 13, at 7:00pm. Similar to an evening of lessons and carols, the night of Advent Stations will include both songs and scriptural readings relevant to Christ’s coming.
The Schola of the Priory of the Immaculate Conception (Dominican House of Studies), Washington, DC, recently released a new CD titled “Ave Maria: Dominican Chant for the Immaculate Conception.”
Fr. Christopher John Renz, OP will give this year’s St. Albert the Great Lecture at Providence College, RI, on Tuesday, November 18, at 4:00pm. Fr. Renz’s lecture is entitled “Health, Medicine, and Spirituality: The God Factor in Human Wellness.” The lecture will be held in the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies.
Today is a special day for Dominicans: the Feast of St. Albert the Great. St. Albert is probably best known for teaching the doctor communis, St. Thomas Aquinas, whom he reportedly referred to as “the flower and glory of the world.” Yet St. Albert was no mean philosopher and theologian himself, receiving the title doctor universalis, the Universal Doctor, largely due to his voracious intellect and wide-ranging writings.
A group of Dominican student brothers took the show on the road to appear on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” program, airing at the following times (EST): Friday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM, Saturday, Nov. 15 at 1:30 AM, Sunday, Nov. 16 at 11:00 PM, and Tuesday, November 18 at 9:00 AM.
On All Dominican Souls Day, on the other hand, Dominicans pray especially for all the Dominican friars, sisters and members of lay and clerical fraternities who have gone before us and who might still need the intercession of their brothers and sisters on earth.
November 6 is the feast day of a Dominican martyr with a close connection to the Dominican House of Studies: Bl. Antonio Varona Ortega, OP, a student at the House from 1922-1924.