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    Pope Francis and the Relationship between Science and Religion

    In his recent Encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis affirms that “science and religion, with their distinctive approaches to understanding reality, can enter into an intense dialogue fruitful for both.” In an article published today on The Biologos Forum, Fr…. Read More

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    A Dominican Theologian on Pope Francis’s Latest Encyclical

    Pope Francis’s recently released encyclical on the environment has created quite a stir in the media.  Some commentators believe that the pope advances scientific as well as theological claims in the document (for St. Thomas Aquinas’s views on the division… Read More

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    Catholic Social Teaching Corner: The Threefold Work of Justice

    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.  Fr. Francis Belanger, O.P. was… Read More

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    Life of Père Jandel Published

    In time for the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers, New Priory Press has recently published The Life of Père Jandel.   Written by his longtime secretary and confidant, Bl. Hyacinthe-Marie Cormier, this biography provides… Read More

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    Dominican Friars Published in Angelicum Journal

    Two articles written by friars of the Province of St. Joseph have been published in the latest volume of the Angelicum, a publication of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.  Fr. Reginald Lynch, O.P. wrote on “Domingo Bañez… 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 Radio Broadcast: Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P., and Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P. host this week’s broadcast, offering reflections on the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. They also reflect on the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding “gay marriage.” Click here to listen.

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A Dominican Theologian on Pope Francis’s Latest Encyclical

Pope Francis’s recently released encyclical on the environment has created quite a stir in the media.  Some commentators believe that the pope advances scientific as well as theological claims in the document (for St. Thomas Aquinas’s views on the division… Read More

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Word to Life Radio Broadcast: Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P., Fr. Walter Wagner, O.P., and Br. Athanasius Murphy, O.P., host this weeks broadcast, offering reflections on the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Click here to listen.

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