Dominicana is happy to offer this audio recording of “On Christian Purgation: Following in the Footsteps of the Beloved.” It was given by Br. Augustine Marogi, O.P. as the first installment of the 2017 Lenten Conferences at the Dominican House of Studies. Listen to the whole series on our Audio Page. Series flyer with more info found here. ✠ Image:... [Read more...]Agnes and Catherine
Bl. Raymond of Capua, friend and biographer of St. Catherine of Siena, concludes the middle part of his Life of Catherine with an account of a pilgrimage she made to Montepulciano. “It was revealed to Catherine,” he writes, “that in the Kingdom of Heaven she was to be put on a level with the blessed Sister Agnes of Montepulciano” (who had died... [Read more...]Lord, Why Would You Put These People in My Life?
Go ahead and put lots of exasperated emphasis on “these.” As in, “Lord, why would you put these people in my life??!” I am, of course, trying to conjure up the befuddlement we feel after a frustrating office meeting or family gathering—the kind that reveals just how disparate others’ expectations and assumptions, ideas and attitudes, personalities... [Read more...]Divine Mercy vs. Justice
Editor’s note: Our authors have been away enjoying their Christmas break. This respite provides Dominicana an opportunity to highlight the two great Jubilees currently being celebrated: the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy and the Dominican Order’s 800th Anniversary. Each day this week, we offer a reflection by a Dominican mystic upon some aspect... [Read more...]The Patron Saint of Papal Politics
Breaking news: there is turmoil in the Church, even amongst her leaders! This headline has been applicable to the earthly portion of the Church ever since Cardinal Iscariot was caught in a murderous conspiracy ring targeting the Head of the Church, or since a feisty Turkish theologian and evangelist called out the Petrine Authority to be consistent... [Read more...]If Jiminy Cricket Had a Halo
I dub you Pinocchio’s conscience, Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of High Temptation, and Guide Along the Straight and Narrow Path. Arise, Sir Jiminy Cricket. -Blue Fairy Pinocchio dreams of becoming a real boy, and to do so he must be “brave, true, and unselfish,” just as the Blue Fairy says. But... [Read more...]