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.
This week on Word to Life, Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P. welcomes back guests Jim Reyland, playwright and founder of the Writer’s Stage, as well as actors Barry Scott and Henry “Chip” Arnold. Writer’s Stage is celebrating an upcoming national tour of the play “Stand,” which is based on Jim’s real life encounter that began on the way to daily mass and the subsequent friendship with Mr. Johnny Allen, a homeless man in Nashville. In “Stand,” Barry plays the role of Johnny (named JJ) and Henry plays the role of Jim (named Mark.)
Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P., invites Fr. Luke Mary Fletcher, CFR, to this episode of Word to Life. Our hosts discuss the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ, and share insights on how we can carry our own crosses each day.
On July 5th, the remarkable mayor of Florence, Giorgio La Pira, was declared Venerable by Pope Francis. La Pira (1904-1977) was a Dominican tertiary who lived at the Priory of San Marco for some of his time as mayor. An apostle of peace and integral human development, his life is a testimony to the vigor of the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.
On the Feast of St. Dominic, the Priory of St. Gertrude joyfully received sixteen new novices. During the vestition ceremony, the men were clothed in the Dominican habit and received their religious names.