The Wood of Salvation

The Wood of Salvation

Saint Martin de Porres is often seen in statues, stained glass, and pictures holding a broom and a crucifix, with a Rosary around his neck and animals at his feet. His fellow friars knew of the deep devotion he had to the Rosary, similar to his fellow cooperator brother, friend, and contemporary Saint... [Read more...]

Carino Converted

Carino Converted

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.... [Read more...]

Which Swords? When Plowshares?

Which Swords? When Plowshares?

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... [Read more...]

The Art of Obedience

The Art of Obedience

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... [Read more...]

Blessed Brother Oderic

Blessed Brother Oderic

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... [Read more...]