Month: March 2019

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Accept the Crown of Love

And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe upon Him, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on His head, and put a reed in His right hand. And kneeling before Him they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they spat upon Him, and…


New Dominican Rectory Opens in Alaska

The Dominicans recently celebrated the opening of their new rectory in Anchorage, Alaska. On February 23rd, Archbishop Etienne – accompanied by our Prior Provincial, Fr. Christopher Fadok, O.P., and Fr. Steven Maekawa, O.P., Pastor of Holy Family Cathedral – blessed the chapel and living spaces of the rectory, then celebrated…


The Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

One of the first challenges that we face when meditating on the Second Sorrowful Mystery is that the Gospels only provide a minimal amount of explicit content to focus upon. John merely records a single sentence: “Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him” (John 19:1). While commenting on this passage,…


St. Albert’s Priory Lecture on Blessed Jean-Joseph Lataste, O.P. | March 27, 2019

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A Vigil in Gethsemane

We easily see that the Church is wise in her establishment of Lent. We are sinners – selfish, carnal, and earthly-minded – and so it is no surprise that we need a season devoted to intense prayer. To expect ourselves to reach a deeper conversion otherwise is mere foolishness, like…


And To Dust You Shall Return

For you are dust, and to dust you shall return (Gen 3:19). Most everyone agrees with this sentence irrespective of their views or religious beliefs. Unless we are alive for the Second Coming, each of us must die one day. Sometimes death comes to us like an uninvited guest, terrible…