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. Albert the Professor
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . November 15, 2017 . 0 Comments
Though Albert taught him philosophy and theology in Paris and Cologne for the first seven years of his Dominican life, we recognize Thomas as more perceptive, more comprehensive, and more influential than his master in t...
The Dual Citizenship of St. Frances
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . November 13, 2017 . 1 Comments
Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God? (Lk 17:18) Around the world, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is fondly remembered as a devoted servant to her countrymen. She founded her congregation to serve Ital...
You Shall Know the Truth
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . November 08, 2017 . 1 Comments
In the first decade of the twentieth century, the French Dominican Humbert Clerissac delivered a series of conferences to friars of the English Province. In a conference on truth, Clerissac mentions being troub...
The Living Dead: Monks, Nuns, and Zombies
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . November 02, 2017 . 2 Comments
This story begins at the beginning. God created man male and female in his own image. Things were good back in those days. People got along, food was tasty, pleasure was easy and strong. But soon, calamity struck. There ...
Domine, Non Nisi Te
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . October 25, 2017 . 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...