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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.

Follow the Dominican students at their blog, DominicanaBlog.com.


Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Latest Blog Posts

Taking the Place of the Skull

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . March 30, 2018 . 0 Comments

It’s called the Place of the Skull, we’re told. Κρανίου Τόπος. Everything converges on this place, as a figure hangs from a cross sunk into the Skull...

Five Ways St. Joseph Can Help Your Lent

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . March 19, 2018 . 0 Comments

How can St. Joseph help you this Lent? I propose five ways.  1. Simplicity In John 6, when Jesus boldly declares, “I am the bread of life,” his hearers murmur among themselves and ask, “Is this n...

How Lent Reminds Us We Can Never Repay God

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . March 14, 2018 . 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...

The Boundaries of Authenticity

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . February 28, 2018 . 0 Comments

Your boss just gave you a “coaching.” You don’t agree with him, but you sheepishly nod your head and then play your part. Then you talk to a customer; you say several polite things so as to stay in char...

Let the Past Die!

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . February 21, 2018 . 0 Comments

(Spoiler alert!) A number of characters from the most recent installment of Star Wars struck me as exemplifying a real source of struggle for many people today: a desire to break from the past. Kylo Ren voices...