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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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Even This Cannot Stop True Love

We desire to love and be loved with a love that never ends.

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . December 04, 2018 . 0 Comments

Love hopes all things, bears all things, endures all things, but is blind to nothing. True love sees the faults and failings of the beloved, yet bears them out of a love that pierces through daily annoyances, faults, an...

Contemplating Beauty in Music

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . November 07, 2018 . 0 Comments

Amidst the Church’s vast treasury of sacred music, there can be a tendency for certain gems to collect dust over the centuries, only to be rediscovered, polished up a bit, and placed on more prominent display, wher...

The Visceral Reality of God’s Love

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . October 30, 2018 . 1 Comments

I once heard a preacher tell his congregation that Catholics have a peculiar fascination with the gruesomeness of the Crucifixion and that this sick fixation on “gore” was behind the death and darkness now ce...

St. Teresa’s Logical Ecstasy

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . October 15, 2018 . 0 Comments

I saw in [the angel’s] hands a large golden dart and at the end of the iron tip there appeared to be a little fire. [The] angel plunged the dart several times into my heart....When he drew it out, I thought he wa...

Unanswered Prayers?

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . October 09, 2018 . 0 Comments

God always answers our prayers. He doesn’t always give us what we ask for. If we ask for something bad, God will of course not give it to us. However, even if we ask for something good, it is often the case that we...