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New Vocations Video from the Dominican Friars

A lot of people have heard of the vocations boom among Dominican sisters, especially the communities in Nashville and Ann Arbor. Even Oprah knows about the Ann Arbor sisters. But the "eastern" province of Dominican Friars, officially the Province of St. Joseph, has been having a quiet renaissance of late as well. 21 novices entered last summer. This video, with its serious content and joyful tone, shows why men are flocking to the Dominican Order.

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13 comments:

Steve said...

The novitate is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Dominicans have control over St. Gertude Parish to which the priory is attached. St. Gertrude and the priory's chapel are the focal points of the video.

To give you an example of why the province is flourishing . . . most the priests preside over and the novices take part in the parish's 11:30am weekday Mass. The liturgy is always beautiful (with the novices doing chant) and the preaching is always spell binding.

Oh, and the Mass is always packed with parishoners and non-parishoners alike.

St. Gertrude is one of the sweet gems of Cincinnati Catholicism.

Pedro Erik said...

Simply beautiful.

Julie Robison said...

I see them at Mass every day!!!!!!!!! :D They are the bestest.

Anonymous said...

I'm in the process of applying to join these guys - please send up a prayer or two for me. (Sorry to be anonymous - have to be prudent with my work situation, for a number of reasons.)

Anonymous said...

Hey there, Mr. Prudent With Your Work situation... ;)

Prayers joyfully said for you! May the Holy Spirit Guide you each step!

Anonymous (for reasons of ...er...anonymity)

Anonymous said...

Another prayer for you from here, "anonymous"

Mundabor
(anonymous blogger, for a number of reasons...)

Giovanni A. Cattaneo said...

Its good but it could be better. I am sorry reception in the hand and praying Mass at the people, I just can't digest it.

Jay Anderson said...

I love Dominicans!

The priest speaking at the very beginning of the video, Fr. Brian Mulcahy, O.P., is the Provincial Prior of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph. 7 years ago, when he was pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Charlottesville, Virginia, Fr. Brian brought my wife and me into the Catholic Church.

In addition, my 9-year-old son wants to be a Dominican priest.

Sue said...

I love the Dominicans too. I was struck by the belt that was put on the Friar with the Rosary attached. The Dominican Sisters in Nashville told me that Dominic placed the Rosary on his left side, just as a Knight placed his sword there. Dominic said the Rosary was the greatest weapon against the Devil. Having become closer to Our Lady this past year, and seeing miracles in the darkness of the world, I have to say that is correct. It brings me to tears. Anonymous, I will pray for your vocation. Be a warrior for Christ.

Jay Anderson said...

By the way, in addition to outstanding liturgies and providing an orthodox Catholic presence at the University of Virginia, here is what the Dominicans in Charlottesville are up to these days.

Anonymous said...

Their website is www.DominicanFriars.org

ZipCode01060 said...

Excellent video! I was a parishioner at St. Gertrude's for about a year in the late 90's. Gosh, has Fr. Sullivan lost his Boston accent (or was he just being careful for the video)? Being from the Boston area myself I well remember the first time I heard him say mass- I felt like I was back home again.

Eleanor Beckmann said...

It was an excellent video. Father Sullivan was recently the pastor at St. Louis Bertrand in Louisville, KY. I hated to see him leave but see that he is doing wonderful work for the Dominican Order.

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