St. Joseph Province Vocations

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When Your Parents Don’t Support Your Vocation

road discernment

A religious vocation given to a son or daughter can be perceived as a great blessing to a family. It can also be perceived as a threat. If you think God is calling you to be a Dominican friar, and your parents are opposed, here are some things to keep in mind.

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Thomas Aquinas and Vocational Discernment

Fr. Romanus Cessario OP

Aquinas does not encourage a man to practice a “discernment” of Dominican life in order to distinguish it from other possible vocations in the Church. The reason is simple. Growth in charity results only from a divine gift given. We call this gift, the gift of grace.

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Tough Business

The priesthood is a tough business–not grim, not gloomy, not a life for perpetual handwringers, but tough. I don’t know anybody who has more laughs than priests, or more love. But to pick up a cross and follow Christ is not for the fainthearted or the ambiguous.

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Official 2014-15 Photo for Eastern Province Dominican Studentate

Dominican Student friars 2014-15

The official 2014-2015 Studentate photo for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph (Eastern) at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC.

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Dominican Radio Spots – help us get the word out

Fr. Gillen on Radio

Radio Spots produced with the help of Sacred Heart Radio. Can you help us get the word out? Share these with your local Catholic radio stations.

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On the Qualities of Religious Life: St. John Paul II and the Angelic Doctor

When considering qualities of the states of life within the Church, it is helpful to look at what the Church actually teaches. Certainly these documents/texts should be prayerfully studied by any young man considering a consecrated religious vocation.

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Christ on the Cross: Exemplar of Every Virtue

Fra Angelico's Christ Crucified

In truth, Dominican study deepens the friar’s life of contemplation and prayer, and impels him to go out and preach these saving truths. The work of preaching in turn drives him back to still more study and prayer.

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Timeline of the Life of St. Dominic

Testing by Fire with heretics and St. Dominic

An overview of the life of Holy Father, St. Dominic

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2014 Reception of the Dominican Habit

2014 Dominican Novices

On August 8, 2014 the Dominican Province of St. Joseph received 12 men into our novitiate at St. Gertrude Priory in Cincinnati, OH. Pray for these men!

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2014 Simple Profession in Ohio


Join us for the Simple Profession Mass of our novices on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Gertrude Church in Madeira, Ohio.

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