Litany of St. Dominic

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Today we begin our novena leading up to the feast of our Holy Father St. Dominic, celebrated on August 8th.  This year we are using a devotional Litany to St. Dominic, below.  We invite you to join your prayers to ours, for all Dominicans, and for Our Lord to raise up many men and women in the spirit of St. Dominic burning with zeal for the salvation of souls. The Litany of St. Dominic For private use only. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God … Continue reading

Vocation Retreat 2016: The Heart of the Dominican Vocation

Exploring a Dominican Vocation Eleven young women traveled from as close as Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee, and as far as Virginia, Ohio, Texas, and California to attend the Vocation Retreat on the weekend of June 3-5.  During their stay the girls experienced many aspects of our life, beginning with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Divine Office, silent prayer and Eucharistic Adoration, and the rosary and spirit of Marian devotion.  It was beautiful to see their joyful enthusiasm to be at our monastery, learn about our Dominican life, and draw closer to Our Lord. We spoke with the retreatants about God’s desire to share His life with us, … Continue reading

These Souls! These Souls!

Dominican Nun praying at foot of Crucifix

Then Jesus said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. What profit is there for a man to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?”    -Luke 9:23-25 In commenting on this Gospel passage earlier this Lent, one of our priests cited a line from “A Man for All Seasons”.  When Richard Rich had just perjured himself against Sir Thomas More in exchange for the Attorney Generalship of Wales, the Saint says to … Continue reading

Mary, Mother of our Order and of our Saints

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Dominican Order

Before St. Dominic founded the Order of Preachers, several men experienced a similar vision. One of them recounts: Once I was caught up in ecstasy for three days and three nights and saw our Lady Mary Mother of God kneeling with her hands joined and begging her Son to wait for the human race to do penance. He put His faithful Mother off many times, but finally answered: ‘My Mother, what more can or should I do for the world? I have sent them prophets and patriarchs for their salvation and they did little to reform; I came Myself and sent out apostles, and these evil people killed Me and … Continue reading