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 this episode of Word to Life, Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P., invites Fr. Jerome Zeiler, O.P., to the show. In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus speaks about the end times—our hosts unpack this Gospel and reflect on why it’s important for Catholics to be prepared for the coming of the Lord.
Have you ever opened an empty refrigerator or opened the cupboard doors exposing only the vast bare darkness of emptiness, only to ask yourself where the food was going to come from to fill them. Have you ever had to worry about where you’re going to lay your head after a long day?
A fissure can often be observed between those in the Church who are concerned with social action and those who are devoted more to matters of prayer and doctrine. Yet Christianity embraces both these tendencies in her teaching; they flow from the same rock, Jesus Christ.