St. Patrick’s Slavery

Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., Saint Patrick Baptising. St. Patrick’s Slavery

Similar to the Irish people, St. Patrick moved from slavery to slavery. Looking at the life of today’s celebrated saint, we see three modes of slavery which are emblematic of the people he helped save. St. Patrick and his flock have been slaves to humans, sin, and Christ. The life of Patrick shows... [Read more...]

Blood Red Love

Pietro Cavallini, Crucifixion Blood Red Love

The love of St. Valentine goes unrequited on Valentine’s Day. The cities are painted red with roses, lips, young love, and small chalky candies with audacious imperatives: “be true,” “hug me,” “be mine.” Yet, the true red of St. Valentine’s Day comes from the veins of Valentinus, a man... [Read more...]

The Eyes of the Heart

The Eyes of the Heart

“Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.” In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella The Little Prince, a wise fox whispers this secret into the Prince’s ear. He does so after the two begin a friendship bound for the... [Read more...]

Dominican Form and Architecture: Tensions

Dominican Form and Architecture: Tensions

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... [Read more...]

Act Like a Man: 5 Tips with St. Thomas

Act Like a Man: 5 Tips with St. Thomas

“What is man that you are mindful of him, and a son of man that you care for him?” (Ps 8:5) In the face of gender theory and feminist ideologies which challenge the notion of manhood, the Church needs real men. We need to respond to the Biblical command viriliter agite found frequently in the Vulgate.... [Read more...]

Mirrors of Mercy

Mirrors of Mercy

Dominicana is happy to offer this audio recording of “Mirrors of Mercy,” a reflection given at last night’s Vigil of All Saints by Br. Irenaeus Dunlevy. The vigil focused on readings from four saints: John Chrysostom, Catherine of Siena, John Paul II, and Mother Teresa.   Listen... [Read more...]

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