Br John Bernard, raised a Catholic by an English father and Dutch mother, first encountered the Dominicans at Blackfriars while studying Classics at the University of Oxford, and entered the noviciate in 2018. An attraction to religious life initially grew out of time spent working with the Missionaries of Charity, which then crystallised into a Dominican vocation through a desire to integrate the contemplative life with preaching and study. Based on his recent reading, he looks forward to delving further into St John of the Cross and the Carmelite mystics, as well as combining his preaching vocation with a love of the outdoors.
Book Review | Fr Lawrence Lew OP has recently published a book of photos and meditations on the rosary, entitled
By Br John Bernard Church, O.P | Fr Dominic White OP, resident in our Cambridge community, recently published a book
By Br John Bernard Church, O.P | Are indulgences just a relic of the medieval imagination? Two articles of the Apostle's
The Beatitudes | The second of our summer series on The Beatitudes from St Matthew's Gospel. Why should mourning bring