Category: Dominican Saints

Wednesdays of Hope – The Feast of St. Dominic

Saint Dominic did not leave his sisters and brothers a wealth of written work. Therefore, I don’t have a quote of his  that talks about “hope.” Nevertheless, those who followed after him have written many words. What else would one expect from The Order… Continue Reading “Wednesdays of Hope – The Feast of St. Dominic”

Celebrating the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

    Thanks to the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, I just discovered this wonderful quote, which was translated from the Italian by Suzanne Noffke, OP, a Dominican Sister of Racine. The door grating is in Siena, Italy. Start being brave about everything. Drive out… Continue Reading “Celebrating the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena”

The Feast of Saint Dominic

Tomorrow, August 8th, is the Feast of St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers, otherwise known as the Dominicans. It is always appropriate to celebrate a feast on the eve of the feast. And as we are celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the… Continue Reading “The Feast of Saint Dominic”

Wisdom from the Meister

If the soul could have known God without the world, the world would never have been created. – Meister Eckhart

On the Feast of Saint Catherine

To the true servant of God every place is the right place and every time is the right time. – St. Catherine of Siena  

Today Is the Feast of Our Dominican Brother, Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire for knowledge. – Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Dominican St. Albert the Great

Saint Albert the Great was a Dominican friar who lived in the 13th century. He was named, by virtue of his writings and teachings, a Doctor of the Church in 1931. He is well known for having been the teacher of another great Dominican… Continue Reading “The Dominican St. Albert the Great”

Dominican Saint Martin de Porres

Saint Marin de Porres was well known for healing. He, a mestizo, never forgot his heritage and tended to the needs of the poor indigenous people of Lima. Once, after having been scolded by his superior for bringing an injured man to his room… Continue Reading “Dominican Saint Martin de Porres”

The Feast of Catherine of Siena

Today is the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena (Dominican Saint, born in 1347). She wrote, “Love transforms one into what one loves.” (Dialogue 60) Reflections: Into whom or what will we be transformed? How would we like to be transformed? What am I doing… Continue Reading “The Feast of Catherine of Siena”

The Feast of the Guardian Angels

Tuesday, October 2nd is the Feast of the Guardian Angels. We can’t prove they are there, but I’m pretty sure that they have been around and kept me out of a scrap or two in my life. The picture below is from a fresco… Continue Reading “The Feast of the Guardian Angels”