Emmaus

Robert Zünd, Gang nach Emmaus 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... [Read more...]

Ramblin’ Men

Image: Vasily Perov, The Wanderer. Ramblin’ Men

The Allman Brothers were onto something with their lyrics, “Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man.” We are wanderers upon the earth. Why? This world is broken and, though it is filled with beauty, it is still a place of loss and impermanence. Yet we have a desire within us for a more lasting home,... [Read more...]

St. Ignatius and Other Great Dominicans

St Ignatius presents his Order to Christ St. Ignatius and Other Great Dominicans

Editor’s note: On April 1, 2014, Dominicana and The Jesuit Post exchanged April Fools’ Day posts. This one was originally published by The Jesuit Post and is republished here with their gracious permission. The author, Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., was ordained to the priesthood in 2015 and now... [Read more...]

The Paradox of Willfulness

Circle of Giovanni Bellini, Christ Carrying the Cross The Paradox of Willfulness

Lent is more than half over, a good time to remember why we carry our cross. We do it to be disciples of Christ, to do His will in our life and not our own. But surrendering our own willfulness means more than a determination to obey. The paradox of discipleship is not that we do the will of another... [Read more...]

Homesick for Heaven

Image: Caspar David Friedrich, Monk by the Seashore. Homesick for Heaven

I recently came across a line by Samuel Johnson that struck me as having a particular relevance to Dominican friars: “A man unconnected is at home everywhere; unless he may be said to be at home nowhere.” As mendicants, we are “unconnected” to a place; we give up a stable home for the sake of... [Read more...]

5 Ways St. Joseph Can Help Your Lent

Francesco Conti, Saint Joseph with Christ Child 5 Ways St. Joseph Can Help Your Lent

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on March 19, 2015. How can St. Joseph help you this Lent?  I propose five ways.  Simplicity In John 6, when Jesus boldly declares, “I am the bread of life,” his hearers murmur among themselves and ask, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph?”... [Read more...]

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