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Teach Us to Pray

The full readings for today can be found here:

He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray….” 1,431 more words

ST VINCENT FERRER - HE CONVERTED MANY NONBELIEVERS TO THE FAITH

St Vincent Ferrer, Confessor; Memorial: April 5

Born at Valencia in Spain of a good family, Vincent received the Dominican habit at eighteen, studied hard, and gained a doctorate in theology with highest honours. 112 more words

Christianity

THE QUATTROCENTO ANNUNCIATION

I: Filippino Lippi

On the advice of Lorenzo de’ Medici, the Cardinal Oliviere Carafa commissioned Filippino Lippi to decorate the chapel he had endowed in Santa Maria sopra Minerva, the Dominican convent in Rome. 268 more words

Fresco

Medieval bling

One of our precious manuscripts has been featured in two recent publications. The first is a book in the Penguin Monarchs series: “Richard II: a brittle glory… 684 more words

The Books Themselves

You Can't Go Home Again

The full readings for today can be found here.

In the synagogue at Nazareth, Jesus read from the book of the prophet Isaiah, and began to say, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. 1,445 more words

Advent Study, Part I

My friends,

I’m leading an advent study for several weeks. If you’re interested, there are both audio files and PowerPoint slides associated with the class. 34 more words

Spirituality

Dominicans Celebrate 800 Years of Following in the Footsteps of Jesus

ROME — Eight centuries ago Dominic de Guzmán launched one of the most influential spiritual movements in the history of Christianity.

Following in the footsteps of Jesus, the Order of Preachers sought to relive the experience of the first disciples, who went through streets of Galilee preaching the love of God in poverty. 461 more words

Pope Francis