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How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts! — Psalm 84 The Dominican priory is an outgrowth of the Dominican form of life, but the two share a reciprocal relationship: Dominican life is meant to be lived in a Dominican priory. The architecture finds its form by incorporating the many functions of the life of contemplation and preaching. Just... [Read more]

If the Catholic Church, and the Dominican Order, ever looked dead, it was at the turn of the 19th Century. In the wake of the French Revolution, the Church had been banned in many parts of Western Europe, thousands of Catholics had been martyred for their faith, religious orders had been outlawed, and the Pope had recently died in captivity under Napoleon.... [Read more]

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Buried in the Prairie

“Courting Days” (John and Rosemary Danaher, from a family album)

Today I will be burying my grandmother. After 96 years of life, she returned to the Lord in the early morning of Easter Sunday. Despite the sadness, everyone in the family, every branch in that great tree, thought to themselves, “Talk about good timing!” For a woman so devout all her life—not only in personal prayer, but just as much so in her living room proclamations on religion and politics—Rosemary Danaher providentially breathed her last... [Read more]

Dusk. Two Men.

United Soybean Board, Soybean Pods at Sunset (CC BY 2.0)

Twilight. The outside of a large estate in the country. It’s a warm evening with a pleasant breeze carrying snatches of music, laughter, and delicious-smelling smoke over the walls. A man is sitting by himself on a bench outside the gate to the property, fiddling with something in his hands. He pauses from his thinking to watch a dusty traveler slouch down the road towards the house. The man on the bench reflects briefly to himself that this newcomer... [Read more]

Emmaus

Robert Zünd, Gang nach Emmaus

At last. Here look! See Love. Ye who do go conversing sad. Ye who see now Your Lord drawing near And yet see Him not. Ye for whom Love Had died upon the gibbet Drowned in blood that dread Friday afternoon And all was thought lost. At last. Here look! See Love. Ye for whom both prophets and eyewitnesses sound opaque. Ye who have heard the manifold things wondrous all And yet have heard in them Him not. O foolish ones! Hear ye still And not only hear... [Read more]

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