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    Holy Father Bernard of Clairvaux?

    The Order of Preachers celebrate three men as “Holy Fathers:” St. Augustine, St. Francis of Assisi and, of course, St. Dominic. Now three is a rich theological number, but a fourth saint may not be out of place in this triumvirate: St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Sure, Dominicans don’t use a Rule written by him (like St. Augustine); nor was St. Bernard around during the time of St. Dominic (like St. Francis); but there are at least three good reasons Dominicans should celebrate his feast day with particular joy.

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    Simple Profession in Cincinnati

    On August 15, 2014, fourteen brothers made simple profession in the Order of Preachers at St. Gertrude Church in Cincinnati. These brothers have now been assigned to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, where they will continue their formation as Dominican friars.

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Saint_Bernard_Philippe_de_Champaigne_(d'après)_Saint_Etienne_du_Mont

Holy Father Bernard of Clairvaux?

The Order of Preachers celebrate three men as “Holy Fathers:” St. Augustine, St. Francis of Assisi and, of course, St. Dominic. Now three is a rich theological number, but a fourth saint may not be out of place in this triumvirate: St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Sure, Dominicans don’t use a Rule written by him (like St. Augustine); nor was St. Bernard around during the time of St. Dominic (like St. Francis); but there are at least three good reasons Dominicans should celebrate his feast day with particular joy.

Memorial for Chrys McVey, O.P.

A memorial video in honor of Chrys McVey, O.P. was recently released, celebrating his missionary work in Asia and his service to the Order of Preachers. Fr. Chrys, originally formed in the Province of St. Joseph, spent about 40 years…

Simple Profession 2014

Simple Profession in Cincinnati

On August 15, 2014, fourteen brothers made simple profession in the Order of Preachers at St. Gertrude Church in Cincinnati. These brothers have now been assigned to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, where they will continue their formation as Dominican friars.

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Duc de Berry circa 1410

Word to Life Radio Broadcast: Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

This week’s show is hosted by Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P., and Fr. John Chrysostom Kozlowski, O.P.  The readings for Sunday’s mass are: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; and Matthew 15:21-28.   Click here to listen.

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Ending the Day with the Virgin Mary

The Dominican Order has always had an intimate devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, seeing her as the Queen of Preachers, who holds the Word of God in her heart. As we celebrate the great solemnity of the Assumption today, we present one of the early Order’s great Marian stories, about the origin of the Dominican practice of singing the Salve Regina at the end of Night Prayer.

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Word to Life Radio Broadcast: 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

This week’s show is hosted by Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P., and Fr. John Chrysostom Kozlowski, O.P.  The readings for Sunday’s mass are: 1 Kings 19:9A, 11:13A; Romans 9:1-5; and Matthew 14:22-33.   Click here to listen.

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