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Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph

 Friars of the Province of St. Joseph 

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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The Silence of Friendship

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . August 24, 2017 . 1 Comments

I’m often struck by the way that conversations are depicted in movies and television shows: the dialogue flows effortlessly, pushing the plot forward or revealing significant details at every turn, or at times simp...

The Last Chapter

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . July 28, 2017 . 0 Comments

Aristotle and Tolkien agree, fairy tales should do far more than entertain us. They are also supposed to teach us. All good stories are composed with the artistic craft and genius of literature such that the reader can l...

Limping Along the Way of Truth

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . July 20, 2017 . 0 Comments

We tend to race through life.  Our society is fast-paced, speeding from idea to idea, fad to fad.  Even in our Christian lives, we often like to hurry.  We love St. Paul’s image of running the race, ...

A Faith for All Seasons

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . June 22, 2017 . 1 Comments

It was the year 1535. For almost a millennium England had been a Christian nation, its culture, traditions, and morality informed by the faith. Marriage, like most things, was understood according to the teachings of Jes...

St. Philip Neri and the Wisdom of Holy Fools

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . May 26, 2017 . 0 Comments

The doorbell rang.Most of the guests had already arrived. Rome’s elite filled a bustling main hall. Very powerful cardinals struggled to hear the very rich men to whom they spoke. The din died down, however, as a v...