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Carino Converted

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth post in a series on the vocation to the cooperator brotherhood on the occasion of the Order’s 800th anniversary. On April 6, 1252, St. Peter of Verona was assassinated by two men hired by the Cathar heretics in retribution for his preaching of the Catholic faith.  He famously began to write the Creed in his own... [Read more...]

Which Swords? When Plowshares?

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Editor’s note: This is the third post in a series on the vocation to the cooperator brotherhood on the occasion of the Order’s 800th anniversary. They shall beat their swords into plowshares,    and their spears into pruning hooks. (Isaiah 2:4) The prophet Isaiah predicts that the coming of Jesus Christ will usher in a time when the tools... [Read more...]

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The Art of Obedience

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Editor’s note: This is the second post in a series on the vocation to the cooperator brotherhood on the occasion of the Order’s 800th anniversary. I will honor those who honor me. – 1 Samuel 2:30 What would you do? You’ve been working on a project for hours. The end is in sight, and you’ve done well. This might be some of your best work. All that’s left to do is to watch carefully over the final process—a slight error... [Read more...]

Blessed Brother Oderic

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Editor’s note: This is the first post in a series on the vocation to the cooperator brotherhood on the occasion of the Order’s 800th anniversary. It is fitting that this week of blog posts dedicated to the cooperator brother saints of the Order of Preachers (those not ordained priests) should begin on the feast of St. Mark, frequently considered  the evangelist with the most workmanlike prose.  As St. Mark is oft-reputed the first of the... [Read more...]

Edge of Darkness

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As we learned last week, this is an important year for anniversaries. Among other events, this year marks the ninetieth anniversary of JRR Tolkien’s completion of his working prose translation of Beowulf and, he would argue, about thirteen centuries since the original composition of Beowulf. The pagan world of Northern European epic—see Beowulf and the Kalevala, for example—is very dark. One might first locate this darkness in the way in which... [Read more...]

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