Because of Poor Sinners

I am often asked how I came to discern with the Dominicans. What draws me to the Dominican Order? While it is ultimately a mystery of God, there are several reasons, and most of them can be explained by my attraction to the four pillars of Dominican life: prayer, study, community, and preaching. But what […]

Ever Ancient, Ever New

Did you know the Dominican Order has its own Rite?  The Dominican Rite goes back to the 13th century, almost to the founding of the Order.  This makes the Dominican Rite older than the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.  To this day, the Dominicans are still permitted to maintain and celebrate the Mass according […]

Mary Magdalene, Dominicans, and Fruit Tarts

What do these things have in common? More than you might think. Yesterday, July 22nd, was the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, or rather it would have been, had it not been superseded by the solemnity of Sunday. In any case, as Mary Magdalene was so dear to our Lord and, in fact, was the […]