Enough for all
Sister Maria Catherine, OP | June 21st, 2016
Once someone asked me about evangelization and I will rephrase the question here: As Christians, doesn’t Jesus call us to cultivate relationships with those who are hostile to the faith so that we might bring them closer to Christ? In some cases, wouldn’t it be a stronger choice to focus on those who are “unwelcoming” rather than those who will receive the Gospel more easily? Each situation calls for its own discernment. There will be times when God calls us to persevere at the side of the hardhearted. But I think there is an unexpected answer to my friend’s question, here: As Christ is in via, he does not stop for those who will not hear the message. Christ never says, “Let us arise and go to the Pharisees, and preach to them.” Christ doesn’t tarry for the unwilling, although mysteriously he continues to call each person.
Preach the Word in season and out of season
Sr. Maria Veritas Marks, OP | July 8, 2016
This year, 2016, marks the 800th anniversary of the birth of the Order of Preachers, the Dominican Order. One famous Dominican motto is laudare, benedicere, praedicare, “to praise, to bless, to preach.” The phrase originated in a 13th-century Marian preface for the Dominican Rite of the Mass and has been preserved in the first Marian preface of the current Roman Rite, although translated into English as “to praise, bless, and glorify your name.”
The last part of this motto, praedicare, holds special relevance for all of us, religious and laity, in this time of summer travels. We are always called to bring the truth to others, but the summer can offer new opportunities — your seat-mate on the plane who confides that he is a fallen-away Catholic, or the street evangelist in the town you are visiting who asks eagerly whether you are saved. Read more...
Dominican Pilgrimage in the Year of Mercy
The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist invite you to join us on a pilgrimage in honor of two coinciding Jubilees: The 800 Year Anniversary of the Dominican Order and the Extraordinary Year of Mercy.
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Introducing the Life of Christ Lectio Divina Journal!
"Who do you say that I am?" (Mark 8:27)
The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Disciple of Christ - Education in Virtue™ are pleased to introduce the Life of Christ Lectio Divina Journal authored by Sr. John Dominic, OP. This journal was written to allow you to have an encounter with the Person of Jesus Christ. As you journey through the selected scripture passages, you will slowly move through His life, meditating upon His word using lectio divina. This encounter with Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, will show you how a life of virtue becomes an interior habit, a way of life, which enables you to be more open to the Holy Spirit, allowing you to make your own personal commitment to live as a disciple of Christ and be able to answer with conviction the same question Jesus asked His first disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" (Mark 8:27).
Read endorsements from Most Reverend Earl Boyea, Bishop of Lansing, Dr. Mary Healy, Jeff Cavins, Mark Hart, Chris Stefanick, and Dr. Jem Sullivan as they share their thoughts on how the Life of Christ Lectio Divina Journal will help you encounter and know the Person of Jesus Christ!