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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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From Fasting to Feasting

Image: Jan van Eyck, Adoration of the Lamb

It’s Friday. A day that throughout most of the year is focused on penance and remembrance of the cross of Christ. But Easter Friday is Easter so we rejoice in the resurrection of Christ, one expression of which is that we can eat meat! (See Canon 1251) The seasons of fasting in the Church help us to focus intently on penance. Now Easter is here, and not only is it unnecessary to fast, but it is down right inappropriate. This is the situation of... [Read more]

Luminous Easter

Transfiguration by Raphael

Thursday in the Easter Octave lets us look at everything in light of the Resurrection. Illuminated by the mystery of the Risen Lord, the following post offers a series of reflections for the Luminous Mysteries. My hope is that it can a be of assistance in your rosary today. Feel free to read now, or when you have a rosary on hand. The Baptism of Christ (Mt 3:1–2, 13–16) “Basically, the whole mystery of Christ in the world can be summed up in... [Read more]

7 Reasons to Return to Confession in Easter

By © José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro /, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16873002

Lent is a great time for Catholics to return to Confession, but it would be wrong to think that Easter is not. In fact, with a little reflection, we can find many reasons why Easter is a particularly graced time to go to Confession, even after a lackluster Lent. As a start, I propose seven reasons. Confession is Christ’s Easter gift to the Church. On the first Easter Sunday, the Risen Christ appeared to his disciples and gave them the power to... [Read more]

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