Dominican Stories

An op.org feature by Father Alessandro Caserio

I cannot hide my emotion in reflecting upon the events and revelations that led me to fall in love with St. Dominic and brought me to make profession in June 2021 in the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic in the Roman Province of St. Catherine of Siena. I am convinced that in each of these happenings and communications was a caress from the Lord. My journey towards the Dominican Order was unexpected and winding, so I’ll begin my story simply, by introducing myself.

My name is Alessandro Caserio, I am 39 years old and I am currently a diocesan priest serving as parish vicar in the Parish of Santa Maria Madre del Redentore in Tor Bella Monaca, Rome. …

Dominican Stories

An op.org feature

Pope Francis has named among the members of the International Theological Commission (ITC) Brother Simon Francis Gaine, OP, a friar of the Dominican Province of England who currently teaches at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome.

The ITC is composed of…

“As it is better to enlighten than merely to shine, so is it better to give to others the fruits of one’s contemplation than merely to contemplate”

op.org feature

What is a Dominican Friar?

Stephen of Salanhac, O.P., once described the Dominican friar as “a canon by profession, a monk in austerity of his life, and an apostle by his office.” Although an apt illustration, Stephen’s words require a fuller explanation.

Dominicans are not quite canons regular (as are the Norbertines), but we do…

He professed his vows as an Augustinian in 1517 and was ordained a priest in 1518

A feature by the Mid-West Augustinians

Franciscan Media

Thomas of Villanova (1486–1555) was known for his promotion of studies and missions in the Order of Saint Augustine, and for his love and care for the poor.

Thomas García Martínez was born in 1486 in Fuenllana, Ciudad Real, Spain. …

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça, theologian, poet, archivist, and librarian of the Holy Roman Church

An op.org feature

Admission of Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça in the Priestly Fraternities

In a solemn rite celebrated during the vespers of 4 August 2021, Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça, theologian and poet, archivist, and librarian of the Holy Roman Church, became a member of the Dominican Family by making profession in the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic.

With various representatives of the…

The potential harvest of the prayer of the Rosary knows no limit

The Remnant Newspaper

Friar Louie-Marie Arino-Durand, o.p., former Promoter General of the Rosary, wrote that our Dominican prayer of the Rosary ‘can be compared to a diamond that sparkles in its many facets’. He added that even though a diamond is a very old stone, when light shines on the diamond we receive…

Vic Alcuaz

Manila based Filipino/Spanish Author, Cafe owner, Hotel Consultant. A Catholic. Cat Lover. Editor of Medium.com/ave-maria

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