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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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St. Dominic’s Favorite Book

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . August 08, 2018 . 0 Comments

What was St. Dominic’s favorite book? As a scholar and preacher, it would have to be one that reflects the wisdom and goodness of God, one that he could return to again and again without exhausting it. Maybe one of...

Striving for Greatness

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . July 31, 2018 . 0 Comments

“You are fine just the way you are.” Those who have attended secular educational institutions in the past few decades have heard this mantra of self-acceptance repeated ad nauseam. We even hear the line echo...

How a Group of Cloistered Nuns Balance Prayer and Facebook

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . July 24, 2018 . 0 Comments

Cloistered nuns have the special calling of living heaven here on earth. Yes, it is true for all of us that our heaven or our hell can start in this life. Yet, in God’s providence, some of the elect are asked to li...

The Altar of Chastity

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . July 06, 2018 . 0 Comments

Ancient worship must have been something like a combination of slaughterhouse and barbecue. Animals to be sacrificed were brought in, ritually killed, and roasted on altars. Often, parts of these animals were then eaten ...

Hammer of Heretics

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . June 13, 2018 . 0 Comments

St. Anthony of Padua, affectionately known as the “Hammer of the Heretics,” had a similar background and character to that of his contemporary, St. Dominic. Both friars came from a noble family, had an e...