Dominican Life: A Commentary on the Rule of Saint Augustine
April 25, 2012
Fr. Walter Walter Wagner, O.P., the pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City, has just released a new book, A Commentary on the Rule of St. Augustine. Before becoming pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer, Fr. Walter served for many years as the Master of Novices for the Province of St. Joseph. When founded by St. Dominic, the Order followed the ancient Rule of St. Augustine, and still follows it as its basic rule of life. As Novice Master, Fr. Walter prepared an extensive series of talks reflecting on the Rule in light of contemporary life. Fr. Walter’s conferences have now been edited and published as a book by the Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, NJ. The nuns offer the following description of this new work: In a series of seventeen conferences, Fr. Walter Wagner, O.P. of the St. Joseph Province of the Order of Preachers offers his reflections on the Rule of Saint Augustine. With wisdom and wit Father unearths hidden treasures in this ancient Rule and concretely applies the Rule to 21st Century Dominican Life as it is lived today by thousands of priests, brothers, nuns, sisters, and lay men and women. Enlightening and challenging, both brand-new postulant and wisened Diamond Jubilarian will benefit from this delightful commentary. The conferences were transcribed from the original audio recording of the 2011 Annual Retreat preached to the Dominican Nuns of Summit, NJ by Fr. Walter Wagner, OP and edited for publication. For more information, or to purchase the book, see the Friars’ Bookshop.