The Order of Preachers, known also as the Dominican Order, was founded by St. Dominic in 1216 with the mission of preaching for the salvation of souls. With contemplative study serving as a pillar of Dominican religious life, the Order continues to contribute to the Catholic synthesis of faith and reason, following the example of such Dominican luminaries as St. Albert the Great and St. Thomas Aquinas. The Friars of the Province of St. Joseph administer Providence College in Providence, RI and serve as teachers and campus ministers in several colleges, universities, and seminaries in addition to serving as pastors, chaplains, and itinerant preachers.
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Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Latest Blog Posts
Where the Rosary Appears in “The Lord of the Rings”
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . March 23, 2017 . 0 Comments
In The Lord of the Rings, the Lady Galadriel gives Frodo a gift upon his departure from Lothlórien: a phial, somehow filled with the light of Eärendil, the star that serves as a sort of Polaris or Mornin...
How Lent Reminds Us We Can Never Repay God
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . March 16, 2017 . 0 Comments
In one of the most shocking passages of the Gospels, Matthew 5:20-26, Jesus describes the righteousness one needs in order to reach the kingdom of heaven, noting that it must surpass that of the scribes and Pharisees. He...
Spiritual, But Not Religious?
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . March 14, 2017 . 5 Comments
During my friend’s Master’s defense, she stood before her committee, nervously pinching her necklace between her thumb and forefinger. I remember her words clearly: “I consider myself spiritual, but not...
St. Paul Miki and the Feast of True Friendship
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . February 06, 2017 . 0 Comments
"The holy friends of Christ rejoice in heaven; they followed in his footsteps to the end. They have shed their blood for love of him and will reign with him for ever." - Magnificat Antiphon for II Vespers, Common ...