Virtues

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Light and Life – Jan-Feb 2019, Vol 72, No 1 – A Publication of the Western Dominican Province   Virtues By Fr. Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P.   [Fr. Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P., from Ellensburg, Washington, entered the Western Dominican Province in 2011 after having received his B.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University. After receiving his S.T.B. from l’Institut […]

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What would the Virgin Mary say about Humility?

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Light and Life – Jan-Feb 2019, Vol 72, No 1 – A Publication of the Western Dominican Province   What would the Blessed Virgin say about Humility? by Fr. Columban Mary Hall, O.P.   [Br. Columban Mary Hall, OP is a student brother of the Western Dominican Province in simple vows. He currently is on his residency year […]

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Thorny Ground: On the Lookout for God’s Will

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Light and Life – Nov-Dec 2018, Vol 71, No 6 – A Publication of the Western Dominican Province [Dominican Friar Chris Eggleton, O.P. was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and was influenced greatly by the Dominican priests and brothers at St. Louis Bertrand Parish. Growing up with the prayer of the Holy Rosary, Fr. Chris professed his vows in 1983 […]

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On the Fruits of the Holy Rosary

Monday, September 24, 2018

Light and Life – Sept-Oct 2018, Vol 71, No 5 – A Publication of the Western Dominican Province When we pray the Holy Rosary, that prayer given to St. Dominic by the Blessed Virgin Mary and passed down to us through the ages, we enter into the mysteries of the Life of Jesus Christ and his Mother. At […]

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What would the Blessed Virgin say about St. Dominic?

Monday, September 24, 2018

What would the Blessed Virgin say about St. Dominic? by Fr. Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P.   Praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary tends to exult in her virtues pertaining to what scholastics fastidiously classify as the concupiscible appetites. This means that commonly we hold Mary up as a model of the qualities connected with the cardinal virtue of temperance: the virtue […]

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The Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

[Fr. Augustine Hilander, OP entered the Dominican Order in the Western Dominican Province in 2000. He was ordained a priest in 2008. He is chaplain to the University Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.  These past few years, he has served as parochial vicar at St. Dominic’s Church, San Francisco. Fr. Augustine is also the Promoter of the Holy […]

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What would the Bl. Virgin say about the Name of Jesus?

Sunday, July 29, 2018

What would the Blessed Virgin say about the Name of Jesus? by Fr. Augustine Hilander, O.P.   The Name of Jesus was first spoken by the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary. His Name came down from heaven along with the promise that Jesus would be “great, the Son of the Most High, sitting on the throne […]

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The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday, May 13, 2018

By Bishop-elect Robert Christian, O.P. [Bishop-elect Robert Christian, O.P. entered the Dominican Order in the Western Dominican Province in 1970. He was ordained a priest in 1976. These past few years, he has served as Student Master of the Western Province. Bishop-elect Christian was appointed an auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco by Pope Francis on March 28, 2018. He will […]

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What would the Bl. Virgin say to the Church about being Church?

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

(Pentecost, Jean RESTOUT II, 1732) What would the Blessed Virgin say to the Church about being Church? by Bishop-elect Robert Christian, O.P. Pope Francis has decreed that henceforth the Monday after Pentecost shall be celebrated as the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church. This insertion in the liturgical calendar will remind the faithful that the Holy Spirit […]

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