Adolphe-William Bouguereau, Charity. The Look of Divine Love

“It is godlike to love the being of someone” (Gilead, Marilynne Robinson). In this short sentence from her novel Gilead, the author, Marilynne Robinson, expresses the deep, unflinching love of a father for his son. The Gospel of Luke provides an image of this love as the father runs toward his scraggy, prodigal son. Resolved, persistent, and old... [Read more...]

Transfiguration by Raphael Luminous Easter

Thursday in the Easter Octave lets us look at everything in light of the Resurrection. Illuminated by the mystery of the Risen Lord, the following post offers a series of reflections for the Luminous Mysteries. My hope is that it can a be of assistance in your rosary today. Feel free to read now, or when you have a rosary on hand. The Baptism of Christ (Mt... [Read more...]

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 us the healing and freeing power of grace which removed... [Read more...]

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 who gave his life in the third century for the cause... [Read more...]

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 pain of separation. In the midst of love and loss,... [Read more...]

Dominicana Journal: Winter 2016 print issue is here!

Merry Christmas! The newest issue of the print journal has arrived! Dominicana is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding as a print journal. Discontinued in 1968, refounded in 2011, this publication gives you the writings of the student brothers, with greater length and variety of genre. An interview with philosopher Rémi Brague, who “prefers... [Read more...]

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