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...]

An Assortment of Vanities

Shakespeare has successfully convinced me of something I used to think absurd, that Macbeth—the tyrant, the man who murders his friends and slaughters his kinsmen, the usurper whose rule makes Scotland’s “sorrows strike heaven on the face”—is actually worth pitying. Perhaps the most moving part of the play is when the tragic hero reacts to... [Read more...]

Sr. Huda, O.P. with her students. Seeds of Hope

July 18th will mark the second anniversary since ISIS issued its ultimatum that gave three options to the Christians in Mosul, Iraq: convert to Islam, pay jizyah, or leave. Failure to comply with this ultimatum meant death. As a result, over 100,000 Christians abandoned everything they had and marched to Qaraqosh. They remained in Qaraqosh for two weeks... [Read more...]

Broken Humanity

We can tell a great deal about someone by learning about his or her family tree. Names of ancestry can reveal many things about a person, such as ethnicity, language, history, and perhaps even his or her geographical location. For today’s Gospel reading, the Church gives us Christ’s genealogy, His human family tree. Some Church Fathers have noted... [Read more...]

Our Journey Home

I find space movies very interesting. I am always fascinated by the visual effects and images that captivate the imagination and spark in me a greater sense of wonder at God’s creation. I recently watched Ridley Scott’s The Martian, and besides the beautiful, red Martian sunsets and vast deserts, I also found the plot very meaningful, especially... [Read more...]

Understanding Rachel

The heroes in our lives play a large role in shaping our personalities. They symbolize our understanding of perfection since they often possess positive attributes for which we yearn, such as courage, strength and self-sacrifice. More importantly, they prove that we are deficient in these attributes. We need heroes in our lives to supply for these deficiencies.... [Read more...]

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