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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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More Important than Food: St. Anthony's Advice on Prayer

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . January 17, 2018 . 2 Comments

Words have a certain staying power. Most of them are in one ear and out the other, but every once in a while words seriously hit home and have a lasting impact. Today the Church celebrates St. Anthony of Egypt, the &ldqu...

Alluring Landscapes

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . January 11, 2018 . 0 Comments

What is it that makes landscapes so alluring? Both photos and paintings of landscapes can hold the attention of a viewer for long stretches. This particular one by John Constable, which hangs in the National Gallery of A...

Basil, Gregory, and the Holy Spirit

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . January 02, 2018 . 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...

Do Christians Meditate?

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . December 11, 2017 . 0 Comments

Do Christians meditate? Or is that only something practiced in Eastern religions? For many people, “meditation” is merely associated with the activities so often attributed to Zen-like exercises: sitting cros...

St. Ambrose, Religious Belief, and Political Action

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . December 07, 2017 . 1 Comments

Today, the Church celebrates the feast of one of her great doctors, St. Ambrose of Milan, who offers us a model of public Christian witness.   In 374 A.D., against his own wishes, St. Ambrose became archbishop of M...