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Year of the Priest - Polish Friar Honoured

Saturday, November 21, 2009
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Saints This Month - 16 November: St Lucia Brocadelli of Narni

Monday, November 16, 2009
Lucia De Narnia,  Read more

Fra Bartolomeo O.P.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Another Use for Baseball Grounds

Wednesday, November 04, 2009
As the Baseball World Series is played out between the Yankees and the Phillies and the season come to an end, Pat McNamara, the Church historian and archivist, has just concluded his "Baseball Picture of the Week" series on his excellent blog. His final picture shows a Holy Name Rally from the 1940s taking place at Ebbets Field, the old Brooklyn Dodgers stadium, in New York. Read more

Beware the Litanies of the Dominicans!

Thursday, October 29, 2009
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The Dominican Martyrs of Japan

Thursday, November 06, 2008

During his life our Holy Father St Dominic dreamed of going to the pagan mission fields of the East to proclaim the Gospel and suffer martyrdom. He never fulfilled this dream but his spiritual children have never forgotten it. This is seen today in our celebration of the martyrdom of Alphonsus Navarrete, a friar and priest, Alexius Sanbashi, a lay Dominican and catechist, and their companions. Read more

Ordinations 2008 (Part Two)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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New Vocations Poster

Friday, November 16, 2007

Dominican Mottos: Veritas

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dominicans have a few mottos which encapsulate their purpose and mission. Frequently cited is veritas (truth). The other two most commonly quoted are laudare, benedicere, praedicare (to praise, to bless, to preach) and contemplare et contemplata aliis tradere (to contemplate and hand on to others the fruits of contemplation). Read more

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