Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 1986 at a public pro-life meeting in Bonn, Germany. © 1986 Túrelio (via Wikimedia Commons), 1986 (Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-2.0 de) An Image of Sanctity

“Why isn’t she a saint yet?” This was the reaction a classmate of mine had to seeing an image of Mother Teresa. And it makes sense. This was a woman known around the world for her charity, compassion, and love of God, and she had yet to be canonized. The timing of his question was pretty good, though, since it was announced just a few days later... [Read more...]

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...]

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, A Little Coaxing Don’t Look Gloomy, Smile!

Today we are just a week into Lent, with five weeks to go before the holy Triduum and the glories of Easter. In the meantime, we Christians are praying, fasting, and giving alms in reparation to God for our sins and those of the whole world. These practices are right and just, but if we let them, they can exhaust our energies, induce anxiety in our... [Read more...]

The “Secret” Catholic Weapon

As Mother Teresa passed through the airport security checkpoint, she had to endure that embarrassing procedure that is part and parcel of our troubled times: “Any weapons on your person?” Unexpectedly, the childlike yet remarkably bold sari-clad woman replied in the affirmative! She did have a weapon. She then indicated the Rosary beads dangling... [Read more...]

DHS saints mural Becoming a Saint

Saints drive me crazy at times. Praying The Litany of Dominican Saints and Blesseds or reading Saint Dominic’s Family by Sr. Mary Jean Dorcy is both very inspiring but also depressing. The saints we rightly celebrate accomplished many great works for God. However, in accomplishing these works, they also had assistance I have not had: bilocation, guiding... [Read more...]

Mirrors of Mercy

Dominicana is happy to offer this audio recording of “Mirrors of Mercy,” a reflection given at last night’s Vigil of All Saints by Br. Irenaeus Dunlevy. The vigil focused on readings from four saints: John Chrysostom, Catherine of Siena, John Paul II, and Mother Teresa.   Listen to other Vigil of All Saints reflections from previous... [Read more...]

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