The Province of St. Joseph is part of the Order of Preachers, a worldwide order of friars dedicated to preaching Jesus Christ. One of four Dominican provinces in the United States of America, the St. Joseph or Eastern Province extends from New England to Virginia to Ohio. The friars of the province serve in a variety of ministries throughout this region, undertake missionary work in Eastern Africa, and serve when called throughout the world.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our mission is exercised for the salvation of souls and extends to all of God’s people through these primary ministries: preaching, teaching, and serving. See how we live this mission.
In every age of challenge, the Lord has never abandoned His Church. St. Dominic’s mission, to preach the Gospel for the salvation of souls, is just as urgent today as it was 800 years ago. Is the Lord calling you to join this mission?
Dominicans are called to contemplate, and share the fruits of their contemplation with others. Your financial assistance helps us to prepare a new generation of preachers and sustain the friars who have spent their lives in service to the Church.
On today’s episode of Word to Life, Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P., welcomes Fr. Charles Connor to the show. Fr. Charles is the author of, “Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars: A History of Catholicism in the Thirteen Colonies.” Our hosts discuss this Sundays lectionary readings and the Feast of Saint Patrick.
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, nine Dominican friars will be ordained to the priesthood in Washington, DC.
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, six brothers were ordained to the diaconate at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
The Dominican friars celebrate the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas on March 7 each year; this year’s feast-day homily was given by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P.