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    Becoming a Better Confessor

    The Thomistic Institute recently sponsored their fourth annual Conference for Priests: “Becoming a Better Confessor: Using the Virtues and Vices in the Confessional.” The conference, cosponsored with the Archdiocese of Baltimore,  took place on July 7-9, 2015 in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and at the Basilica… Read More

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    St. Dominic at Harvard

    The oldest surviving portrait of St. Dominic, painted in Siena c. 1240, now rests in Harvard’s Fogg Museum and may be viewed online.  Since Holy Father Dominic died in Bologna in 1221, the painting may well have been made… Read More

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    Dual Citizenship, but One is to be Preferred

    The following is a reflection on the tension between civic life and living a life of faith by Fr. Brian Chrzastek, O.P., professor of philosophy at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. ✠ “God… Read More

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    Providence College Wins Architectural Award

    The architectural publication Traditional Building recently drew attention a new building at Providence College by granting its architects the 2015 Palladio Award for “New Design & Construction, more than 30,000 sq.ft.” The architecture firm S/L/A/M Collaborative and Sullivan Buckingham Architects worked… Read More

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    A Novena of Light and Darkness: Laudato Si, Charleston, and the Supreme Court

    The Catholic Social Teaching Corner is an occasional reflection by the Promoter of Social Justice of the Province of St. Joseph on the Church’s social doctrine as applied to current issues and events. Below is the latest reflection… Read More

Province of St. Joseph

We Dominican Friars of St. Joseph Province are a community called to preach Jesus Christ as part of the worldwide mission of the Order of Friars Preachers.

Under the patronage of Mary, the Mother of God, we are bound, poor and chaste, to one another by our common vow of obedience, and by God’s grace we grow in holiness through our common life, prayer and contemplation, study of the Word, and our fraternity.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our mission is exercised for the salvation of souls and extends to all of God’s people through these primary ministries:

a. preaching the Word, including all forms of evangelization;
b. teaching and scholarship in service of the ministry of the Word, with priority given to our own foundations: the Dominican House of Studies and Providence College;
c. parochial service, especially in university locales, and in parishes offering strategic opportunities for preaching; and
d. foreign missions.

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Word to Life Broadcast: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P. and Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P. host this week’s broadcast of “Word to Life,” offering reflections on the readings for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can listen to the show here.

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Word to Life Broadcast: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P., Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., and Br. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P. host this week’s broadcast of “Word to Life,” offering reflections on the readings for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can listen to… Read More

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St. Dominic at Harvard

The oldest surviving portrait of St. Dominic, painted in Siena c. 1240, now rests in Harvard’s Fogg Museum and may be viewed online.  Since Holy Father Dominic died in Bologna in 1221, the painting may well have been made… Read More

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