Cloister Chronicle

Cloister Chronicle

The schola of the studentate has released their 4th album, Christ Was Born to Save: Christmas with the Dominican Friars. It includes ancient and medieval chants and carols, as well as modern arrangements of classic liturgical pieces, some by our own friars. It can be ordered at: www.dominicanajournal.org. Br.... [Read more...]

Martyrdom and the Moral Life

Martyrdom and the Moral Life

Servais Pinckaers, O.P. The Spirituality of Martyrdom: to the Limits of Love. Translated by Patrick M. Clark and Annie Hounsokou. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2016. Our Lord said, “‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake for theirs is the kingdom... [Read more...]

Reuniting Scripture and Tradition

Reuniting Scripture and Tradition

Francis Martin and William M. Wright, IV, The Gospel of John. Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015. The Second Vatican Council called for greater access to the Scriptures for all the faithful (Dei Verbum 22), insisting that Scripture should be “the very soul of... [Read more...]

Summit and Font: The Church’s Liturgy

Summit and Font: The Church’s Liturgy

Alcuin Reid, ed., T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016. Liturgy is central to the life of the Catholic Christian and to the activity of the whole Church. This has been the case since the days of the Apostles, and the liturgy has grown with and been shaped by the... [Read more...]

The Spirit Searcheth All Things

The Spirit Searcheth All Things

Daniel J. Haas became a preacher by the time he was 24, a drunk by 26, and a corpse by 30. Since it had been so long since he looked presentable, this lattermost stage gave the family a greater sense of dignity when the mourners arrived at the church. He was 6’2” when he was 17 and kept his slightly... [Read more...]

To Build a Desert in the City

To Build a Desert in the City

A New Testament scholar of our province, Fr. Anthony Giambrone recently completed doctoral work at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to his studies at  Mt. St. Mary’s of the West Seminary and the Dominican House of Studies, he has received degrees from The Catholic University of America... [Read more...]

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