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Mater Dolorosa vs. the Prosperity Gospel

What kind of title of honor is “Our Lady of Sorrows”? How does the Church expect us to be excited about our call to sanctity if the image of sanctity that she offers is a mother weeping over the death of her only son? The logic of this title profoundly…

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Novice Class of 2021-2022

On September 2nd, four men received the habit of the Order of Preachers and began their first year of formation as novices. Blessed with different talents and interests, they look forward to giving witness to the kingdom of God as they continue their formation as Dominican preachers. Br. Moses Mary Jacobs Br. Moses…

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Bread from Heaven

Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn, O.P.’s, ‘Bread from Heaven’ is his latest publication on the Holy Eucharist. It is currently available for sale at CUA Press From the publisher: Bread from Heaven offers a contemporary theological synthesis on the Eucharist that brings together classical and critical biblical exegesis, debates on the early history…

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Seven Friars to Make First Profession on September 4, 2021

The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus and the Vietnamese Vicariate of Saint Vincent Liem cordially invite you to the First Profession of their Brothers John Vianney Russell Anselm Dominic LeFave Anthony Maria Akerman Peter Pius Chu Cassian Smyth Peter Augustine Hoang Jordan Martin…

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Grace Explained, new publication by Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P.

Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P.’s latest publication, Grace Explained: How to Receive ― And Retain ― God’s Most Potent Gift, is now available for sale on Amazon From the Amazon website: Grace is one of the most enigmatic concepts of our Faith. Yet it is uniquely and wonderfully woven into all…

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Three words to help with confession

That, how, why. Years ago, a wise Dominican taught me these three words as a framework for thinking about confession, and they have stuck with me ever since. That you sin: Admit that you have sinned. Saying that you are wrong can be humbling and difficult, but none of us…

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Now is the Day of Resurrection

Our faith juggles two seemingly opposed ideas. On the one hand, we are pilgrims in a foreign land, and we await the fulfillment of God’s promises. On the other hand, as St. Paul says, “now is the acceptable time… now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). God’s promises…

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Would Pope Jesus be better than Ascending Jesus?

Tomorrow is Ascension Thursday, reminding us that we have ten final days of the Easter season to enjoy before Pentecost Sunday. On Ascension Thursday we commemorate when our Lord Jesus “was taken up into heaven and took His seat at the right hand of God.” (Mark 16:19) But why did…

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Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?

“Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we have believed and have known, that thou art the Christ, the Son of God.’” (Jn 6:68-9). Eternal life consists essentially in knowing God as he is. We cannot attain this knowledge…

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Ordination Mass Information

Ordinations The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus and the Vietnamese Vicariate of Saint Vincent Liem joyfully announce the Ordination of Rev Br. Chrysostom Mijinke, O.P. Rev. Br. Martin Maria Nguyen, O.P. (Vicariate of St. Vincent Liem) Rev. Br. John Winkowitsch, O.P. to the Order…

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