Lenten Conference Audio: Beholding Light

Dominicana is happy to offer this audio recording of “Beholding Light: Living and Recognizing the Realities of Grace.” It was given by Br. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P. as the final 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...]

Baptism Baptized Beyond Nature

Some think that to be a Muslim, it is sufficient simply to be born, or to be born to a Muslim father. Likewise, some think that to be a Jew, it is sufficient to be born to a Jewish mother. But to be a Christian, it is not sufficient simply to be born, or to have one or even two Christian parents. One must be born again, and from above. Thus, baptism... [Read more...]

Fresh bread A Word for Bread

Editor’s note: This is the fourth post in a series commenting on the first words of Christ as presented in the Gospels. It is written,“One does not live by bread alone.” (Lk 4:4) With our modern dietary aversion to gluten and carbohydrates, bread has fallen on some hard times. The full weight of these first words of the adult Jesus from Luke’s... [Read more...]

Theodule Ribot, Conversation Piece: Three Heads Resolutions

Is it better to make resolutions or to keep them? To keep them, obviously, you might huffily reply. Then why do we continue to make resolutions, seeing as we so often and easily break them? New Year’s resolutions in particular seem destined to end up as fodder for comedians’ punchlines. Yet if the point of resolutions was merely to make them, knowing... [Read more...]

The Light of the World

“The Light of the World” Why do you knock like a guest long forgotten? The door remains locked, its heavy frame rotten, While a tangle of vines adorns lintel and post.         I come to awaken my slumbering host. Why do you stand on this hard frozen ground Through the night while the darkness of winter surrounds? Even earth’s heaven... [Read more...]

The Gift above all others

“I keep praying, but God’s not listening.” This woman was in distress. She lay in her hospital bed, with tubes protruding out of her arms and beeps pulsating the air. She was recovering from one surgery in a series of dozens more. However, her grief was not just about her recovery: her family back home was unraveling. And amid all this pain,... [Read more...]

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