Gerard_David_-_Christ_Nailed_to_the_Cross_-_Google_Art_Project Nails

Nails Now place the nail, my lovely lad         and grip your hammer low; Now raise it high above your head,         and firmly strike your blow. Once more raise up your arm again         once more hit hard your steel, But mind your hand, let not the weight         your gentle fingers feel. Well struck, my boy! Right manfully ... [Read more...]

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?”  (Jn 6:41).  Apparently, they considered Joseph... [Read more...]

Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., Noah offers Sacrifice (used with permission) As You Wish

You are my friends if you keep my commands. (Jn 15:14) Although we can be obedient out of fear, perfect obedience is the result of love. We obey those whom we love. The Princess Bride begins by introducing Westley and Buttercup. Buttercup had no greater pleasures in her young life than riding her horse and tormenting Westley the farm boy. “‘As you... [Read more...]

Come, They Told Me

Come, they told me, pa rum pum pum pum… (audio and lyrics) “The Little Drummer Boy” combines two of my favorite things: drums and newborns. I have some experience of them both. To the first, I’ve been a drummer since childhood, playing eight years in drumline, and even now, performing the occasional gig with my Dominican brothers. To the... [Read more...]

Christ Child Lullaby

Today as Christians celebrate the birth of our Savior, the Dominicana blog offers you the gift of song.  For your listening pleasure, several student brothers recorded a rendition of the Celtic carol “The Christ Child Lullaby.” This carol comes from the north of Scotland, from a small, remote village named Moidart. Its Catholic priest, Fr. Ranald... [Read more...]