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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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Religious Sign Value

The visible sign of men and women in the consecrated life remains ever effective.

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . February 12, 2019 . 0 Comments

Just a few weeks ago, a man approached me as I marched with my brothers and sisters up Constitution Avenue. “Hey! I was curious…who are you guys?”  Having commonly fielded this question...

Martyrdom: Is It Really About Death?

What is the essential act of martyrdom?

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . February 06, 2019 . 0 Comments

Thanks to secularization, modern people easily forget the true meaning of Christian words. Take, for instance, the saints we celebrate today: St. Paul Miki and his companions were martyred in 1597 on the outskirts of Nag...

Domine, Non Nisi Te

If the greatest theologian of the Middle Ages found his repose in God alone, might we find just a little bit of encouragement?

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . January 28, 2019 . 0 Comments

One day in the thirteenth century a Dominican friar named Br. Dominic of Caserta, a sacristan, concealed himself in his priory chapel in Naples. While there, he stealthily observed St. Thomas Aquinas in prayer before the...

Basil, Gregory, and the Holy Spirit

Basil and Gregory realized that our worship of the Holy Spirit is tied to his role in creating and saving us.

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . January 02, 2019 . 0 Comments

Both St. Basil and St. Gregory, whose feast we celebrate today, were born in the early fourth century, and both were schooled at Athens in rhetoric—a skill they taught for pay until they sold everything and entered...

The Crown of Martyrs

The Church in her wisdom selects December 26 to celebrate the first martyr.

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . December 26, 2018 . 0 Comments

Twice a year, every year, Christians get to multiply one day into eight. For the Church, the Nativity of Christ is so important that it demands not only a feast day on December 25, but also an octave spanning the ei...