Lenten Conference Audio: On Christian Purgation

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...]

Interceding Discreetly

Shepherds, you that go Up through the sheepfolds to the hill, If by chance you see Him I love most, Tell Him that I sicken, suffer, and die -St. John of the Cross, “The Spiritual Canticle”, Stanza II As a student friar with limited external ministries, I have the privilege of being able to devote more time to private prayer than some of my more... [Read more...]

A Guide on the Path of Nothing

St. John of the Cross is probably best known for his masterpiece on the spiritual life The Dark Night of the Soul. But it is his commentary and exposition on The Dark Night, entitled The Ascent of Mount Carmel, that is likely his most helpful work. In it, he describes three paths that souls may follow in their spiritual life. Two are wide, one is narrow.... [Read more...]

Lenten Conference Audio: St. John of the Cross

Dominicana Blog is happy to offer this audio recording of “St. John of the Cross: Night Ascent.” It was given by Br. Edmund McCullough, O.P. as the final installment of a four-part series of Lenten Conferences, offered at the Dominican House of Studies. [Read more…]  Read More →

Carmelite Spirituality: A Vocation to Love

This is the second post in a five-part series marking the opening of the Year of Consecrated Life. “What your child is coming to do is to reveal to you what she feels, or, to be more exact, what her God, in the hours of profound recollection, of unifying contact, makes her understand” (Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity, “Let Yourself Be Loved”).... [Read more...]