Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas For Right Ordering: For After Receiving Communion
"Generously Grant to me, O Lord my God, Intelligence in knowing you, Diligence in seeking you, Wisdom in finding you, Conduct pleasing to you, Perseverance in trustingly awaiting you, And Trust in finally embracing you."
Every day, we Dominican Friars of St. Dominic Priory, and guests who join us, celebrate the Mass together and encounter the one we worship, Jesus Christ, who multiplied fishes and loaves to feed the hungry, who healed countless people and who was crucified and rose from the dead.
We who gather believe that this same Jesus is radically present in the Eucharist - His Body and Blood, which he leaves for us to eat and drink so we can be more easily and quickly healed for eternal life with Him. We strive daily during Mass to invite Jesus more and more into our hearts to heal us and to become more like Him.
This past weekend, I attended and participated in the wedding of one of my best friends.
It was a beautiful wedding Mass. The music was gorgeous, friends from all over the country had arrived in town for it, and you could see the depth and breadth of the love my friend had for her soon-to-be husband.
Also, in a moment of delicious irony, I was also wearing white on her wedding day since I was in my religious habit for the ceremony.
Fr. Mark Wedig, O.P. was recently installed as the new president of Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO.
We decided to sit down with him and to talk about how he integrates God and Study as a Dominican.
There are a lot of ways and methods of getting into prayer and starting a conversation with God. A huge piece of discernment is developing that relationship through regular, daily prayer. Here are 20 different methods with a few of of our favorites in bold.
A big part of discernment for Dominicans is what province you might be called to be a part of.
Here in St. Louis we are brothers of both the Central Province and the Southern Province. For more about the provinces themselves go here.
These six “checkpoints” are for you guys who feel you are already “ready” to begin deciding which of the four American provinces you ought to join. For more about the provinces
Recently, I accompanied Fr. Jim (‘Jimmy’) Marchionda, the Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great, and John Angotti, a well-known musician, on a parish mission at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia, Minnesota. St. Mary’s is a parish of about 3,000 people in rural Minnesota, which had hosted them for three previous missions, the last one six years ago. Here are a couple of my thoughts.
As a Dominican Friar, Lent is a special time. I’ve looked forward to it more every year as a Dominican; here are a few reasons why
Recently, I went with a couple brothers to talk to grade school students about life as a Dominican friar. Here are a couple thoughts.
From the founding of the Dominican Order in 1216, skilled, professional, and holy men have been called to put their training and gifts to use for the mission of preaching. Why are cooperator brothers essential to the Dominican charism?
Dominican Friars of St. Louis, MO
The Dominican Friars living at St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis, MO are members of both the Central U.S. Province and the Southern U.S. Province. Our student friars go through their formation together at the St. Louis Studium, otherwise known as the House of Studies.