"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dominican Vocation Video: "Leaving All Things Behind" Surpasses 20,000 Hits

Two years ago we made this vocation video from St. Gertrude Church and Priory where our novitiate is located called "Leaving All Thing Behind."  This YouTube version has just exceeded 20,000 views. Consider sharing this and telling others about us!
Information for our next vocation weekend can be found here.

The last emails I sent to the men considering a vocation with us can be found here.
If you would like to be on my email updates, let me know. Also for Simple Profession photos click here or for photos of the new novices click here.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Newly Professed Friars Arrive to Dominican House of Studies


They have arrived! This past Sunday the Dominican community had a pig roast to welcome our newly professed brothers and all of our community back from the summer. The brothers provided entertainment.

Today we had a Mass to open the new academic year and tomorrow they start classes here at the Dominican House of Studies (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception).

Say a prayer that all friars in formation will be blessed as they begin their intellectual formation to be preachers of the Word!

If you would like to visit and pray with us, contact the Director of Vocations. Our liturgies are open to the public. Our next vocation weekends are filling; plan now to reserve your space.
(click images to enlarge)


A new music group formed for the party: "Instrumental Causality." They provided the entertainment;
in case you missed it here they are awhile back!

Bro. Patrick Mary checking dinner

our Dominican Schola sang for the Mass...
by the way, they are producing a CD, it is coming soon!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dominican Nuns in Marbury, Alabama celebrate Solemn Profession

"The vow of obedience is preeminent among the evangelical counsels, because by virtue of this vow, a person consecrates herself wholly to God; its acts approach more closely the goal of our profession, which is perfect love. By this vow, the nuns in their own way cooperate in the work of redemption, following the example of the Handmaid of the Lord who "through her obedience became a cause of salvation both to herself and to the whole human race" (St. Irenaeus)  - Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers, 19.1

Today, August 18, 2012, the Feast of Blessed Mannes (brother of St. Dominic), Sr. Mary Jordan OP of the Holy Family made her Solemn Profession at the Monastery of St. Jude in Marbury, Alabama in the presence of his Excellency, Thomas J. Rodi, Archbishop of Mobile and Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb, Archbishop Emeritus of Mobile, Dominican friars & sisters, diocesan priests, friends, family and her Dominican community.

See story also from our Provincial Website

Sr. Mary Jordan OP was in our high school youth ministry program at our parish at St. Gertrude in Cincinnati when I was a newly ordained priest (many years ago). It was a beautiful event to see this spouse of Christ give her life "usque ad mortem" for the sake of the Gospel. It was a very moving ceremony.Congratulations Sr. Mary Jordan OP! Pray for vocations to our Dominican Nuns!
Gratias Ago Sanctissimae Trinitati
Jesu Christi Crucifixi Humanitati Gloriosae
Gloriosae Mariae Virginae Reginae Apostolorum et Virginum
et Sancto Patri Nostro Dominico

Directions to download any of the original photos in the album:
1. click here
2. click on photo
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4. then click "view all sizes" in the upper right
5. download the size you want

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vestition in the Order of Preachers 2012

On August 8, 2012, the novices of the Province of St. Joseph received the Dominican habit at St. Gertrude Priory. These are the best photos. Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Ron Diesslin, parishioners of St. Gertrude Parish.

Please pray for these men that they will persevere in following Christ as they start their canonical year of novitiate.


(for their bios & original photos click here)

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

2012 NEW NOVICES: "In the World You Were Known as... in the Order Your Name will be..."

Today, on the Feast of our Holy Father, St. Dominic, these men were vested with the habit of our founder at St. Gertrude Priory in Madiera, Ohio.  Please keep these men in your prayers.  (update: photos during vestition)


FOR A FULL SCREEN SLIDE SHOW:
VESTITION CEREMONY CLICK HERE 
"POST VESTITION" CLICK HERE

~ plan now to come to a vocation weekend
at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC ~


From youngest to oldest, here are the religious names of the 2012 class of Dominican novices for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph.  (click on photo to enlarge)  We have much better photos coming from one of our kind parishioners, the photo album will be updated later.

Dominic - Bro. John Dominic

Leo - Bro. Norbert

Patrick - Bro. Joseph Martin

Ludwig - Bro. John Paul



Justin - Bro. Justin (Mary)

Luke - Bro. Antoninus (Maria)

Brandon - Bro. Nicholas

Rodrigo - Bro. Isaac (Augustine)

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Monday, August 6, 2012

SUMMER 2012 VOCATION EVENTS


Summer Vocation Events 2012 - Dominican Friars, Province of St. Joseph
mark your calendars - RSVP to Fr. Benedict OP
 vocations@dominicanfriars.org
Fr. Benedict's mobile:  202-642-3597
~ in some of our houses overnight accommodations are possible ~

CLICK HERE FOR FR. BENEDICT'S SUMMER TRAVEL SCHEDULE

2012 Novitiate Class (these men start their novitiate on August 8, 2012)

Cincinnati - August 15 
SOLEMN MASS OF the ASSUMPTION & SIMPLE PROFESSION

You are invited on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11:30am for a Mass of Simple Profession at St. Gertrude Church, Cincinnati, followed by lunch reception. Men traveling may arrive on August 14. Please RSVP. Current novices will make simple (temporary vows) during this Mass and will then start their studies this Fall at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC.

THIS SUMMER'S PAST VOCATION EVENTS:

DOMINICAN ORDINATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
On Friday May 25, 2012 at 9:30AM join us as five friars are ordained to the holy priesthood of Jesus Christ at St. Dominic’s Church in Washington DC.  Reception follows at the Dominican House of Studies.  For those arriving Thursday evening: there will be Friday 7AM Morning Prayer at Dominican House of Studies, followed by breakfast.

(click here for bios of the five friars who were ordained)

FIRST MASS OF NEW DOMINICAN PRIESTS (w/ families & friars)
On Saturday May 26 at 8AM our province celebrated the first Mass of our five newly ordained Dominican priests together with their families and our friars at the Dominican House of Studies.

PENTECOST SILENT RETREAT - for Men considering a Dominican Vocation
(includes Solemn Mass at Mt. Calvary Roman Catholic Anglican-use Parish in Baltimore with Fr. Carleton Jones OP)
From May 26-30, 2012 there was a Pentecost silent retreat for men discerning a vocation to the Dominicans. (this retreat was full; for vocation weekends during the academic year, click here)

OHIO VOCATION EVENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
(more info here)
On Sunday July 8, 2012 all high school boys are invited for a High School Boys Dominican vocation event with the Student Brothers from the Dominican House of Studies at St. Patrick's Church in Columbus, Ohio. The day will start with the 12 Noon Mass & runs until 5pm (click here for permission slip required, send to the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Patrick's Church).

NEW YORK CITY VOCATION EVENT - July 20
On Friday July 20, 2012 you are cordially invited to a vocation event at the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village in NYC. The evening starts at 5PM with vespers with the Dominican friars in the church. A cookout on the roof of St. Joseph's follows & then we will take a tour of the NEW Catholic Center at New York University on Washington Square Park. Please RSVP.

NEW ENGLAND VOCATION EVENT - July 22
On Sunday, July 22, 2012 all men considering a vocation in New England are invited to a vocation event starting with the 11:30am Mass at St. Pius V Church (with newly ordained friars: Fr. Justin Brophy OP & Fr. Augustine Reisenauer OP), followed by Midday Prayer at St. Dominic’s chapel at Providence College , Lunch and a tour of St. Dominic Chapel, St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, Oratories in Harkins & St. Catherine of Siena Halls and a tour of Providence College campus. Please RSVP.

Columbus - August 4
MASS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM - ST. DOMINIC

On Saturday August 4, 2012 you are invited to a Dominican Rite Missa Cantata for the Solemnity of our Holy Father Dominic (old calendar) at St. Patrick's Church. The Mass will start at 10:30am, details forthcoming. Celebrant and preacher will be Fr. Pius Pietrzyk OP who studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. For men considering a vocation there will be a lunch following the Mass with our friars. Please RSVP.


Cincinnati - August 8
SOLEMN MASS for FEAST of ST. DOMINIC

On Wednesday August 8, 2012 the men entering our province for the 2012 Novitiate will be clothed in the Dominican habit in a private ceremony in St. Gertrude Priory. Immediately after vestition, the newly clothed Novices & current Novices will participate in a Solemn Mass for the Solemnity of our Holy Father, St. Dominic at 11:30am in St. Gertrude Church, Cincinnati. Men interested in a vocation should contact the vocation director. Mass will be streamed online & broadcast at 12Noon on Sacred Heart Radio in Cincinnati (740AM/89.5FM)


Washington DC - August 11
MASS of SOLEMN PROFESSION
On Saturday August 11, 2012 you are cordially invited to a Mass of Solemn Profession at 10:30am at the Dominican House of Studies as our brothers consecrate their lives to God "usque ad mortem" until death. A reception follows. The Mass will be mid morning, details forthcoming here. RSVP please as space will be limited.

DOMINICAN VOCATION WEEKENDS IN WASHINGTON DC
+ the next will be: September 28-30, 2012

(CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE)
view from the front of St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village on Sixth Ave.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ann Arbor Dominican Sisters Professions 2012

On August 1, 2012 the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist celebrated the Perpetual Vows of their Sisters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Then on August 3 the Sisters celebrated the First Vows of their Sisters who completed their canonical year of novitiate.  CONGRATULATIONS SISTERS!

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Who said there are no vocations?!







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