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A funny thing happened when some Women's Marchers met the Dominican Friars

“Jesus Christ was recklessly charitable,” a wise friar told me after hundreds of people lined up to use the restroom at a Dominican priory.

There were not enough restrooms set up for the Women’s March that took place in Washington, DC, the day after the presidential inauguration. 574 more words

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Postcard from Bologna, Italy: The ornate resting place of Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic (1170-1221) was born and educated in Spain, with extensive studies in theology and the arts. During a famine in 1191, he sold all of his belongings to purchase food for the poor. 289 more words

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G’bye, Pokemon. Hello, “Santo DominGO."

An old joke, relatively well known in certain religious and clerical circles, but especially among members of the Order of Preachers (that is, the Dominican Order), is a dialogue between a Dominican and a Jesuit: 247 more words

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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

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