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.

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

  The Dominican Order has the tradition of celebrating the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7th.  The feast celebrates the the anniversary of the victory of the Christian fleet in 1571 at the Battle of Lepanto, defeating an Ottoman fleet off western Greece.  Pope Saint Piux V, a Dominican, had asked the … [Read more…]

General Assembly of Dominican Nuns

  The Dominican Nuns recently held their General Assembly.  The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia of Nashville, TN, kindly hosted their meeting.  The lovely picture featured above was taken at the end of the meeting.