Feast of St. Joseph

  This year the solemnity of St. Joseph has been transferred to Monday, March 20th.  Many saints have had a great devotion to him.  Religious order have had a long history of experiencing the powerful intercession of St. Joseph whenever a spiritual or material need arose.  One such example is the miraculous staircase in the … [Read more…]

Lent and feast of the Holy Face of Jesus

On Wednesday, March 1st, Lent will begin.  The feast of the Holy Face of Jesus, falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.  It is appropriate that this feast is right before the season of Lent.  The forty days of this liturgical season are a time of taking account of our lives and our relationship with … [Read more…]

Feast of Blessed Jordan of Saxony

Blessed Jordan of Saxony was the second Master General of the Order of Preachers.  He did much to attract vocations for both the friars and nuns.  Let us pray for his intercession that the Lord will send many good vocations to the Order of Preachers.  For more information, see the link below. http://vocations.opeast.org/2014/02/05/novena-to-blessed-jordan-of-saxony/

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

On February 11th, the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.  It is on this day in the year 1858, that Our Lady appeared to a poor peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes, France. There were 18 apparitions with a message of prayer and penance for the sins of the world.  This is … [Read more…]

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church

St. Thomas Aquinas feast is January 28th.  He is one of the great lights of the Dominican Order and a Doctor of the Church.  He left a great depository of writings that are of perennial value to the studies of philosophy and theology. His writings are amazing, and the example of his life is not less so.  In order to … [Read more…]

800th Birthday of the Dominican Order

Today we have much to celebrate.  On December 22, 1216,  our Dominican Order was founded.  To learn more about the beginnings of the Dominican Order,  please see the website from our friars in the Western Province of the United States.