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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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...
"Did I Do That?"
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . May 05, 2017 . 0 Comments
Connoisseurs of early 90s sitcoms can easily identify the nasal refrain of Steve Urkel. For those who aren’t as familiar, Urkel was an awkward but lovable boy who got into frequent laugh-track-inducing mischief, to...
The Comedy of the Cross
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . April 12, 2017 . 0 Comments
St. Thomas contends that a man with no sense of humor is actually deficient, lacking something that ought to be present in a man fully alive. Jesus was perfectly man, so where are his casual smiles, his amused chuck...