Thursday, August 19, 2010

deo gratias...

... 21 men enter as Dominican novices in the Province of St. Joseph, their largest group since 1966. Please remember these fine men in your prayers.



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7 comments:

Rick said...

Thanks for posting. Despite the scandals and dissent, the revolts and exodus, internal corruption and external oppositions, the Catholic Church has been founded on rock and "the gates of hell will not prevail against it" - in the US and anywhere. This an indication of how the Church is thriving.

I have another at: http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/08/video-us-catholicism-faithful-thriving.html

Owen said...

Thanks be to God for these men, indeed.

Also, thanks for the Dominican sisters in Ann Arbor whose order has grown so fast that they were at capacity before the new facility was fully completed.

Where there is fidelity to Christ and to His Church there is growth, holiness and a rise in vocations. The true vocational crisis is a lack of fidelity to Christ and living teaching authority of His Church.

[regarding you previous post I sent an email reflecting on the death of our own son and my prayers are with you today]

Katie said...

One of these fine young men is a member of our parish. We are so very happy for him. Just look at their faces! Don't they radiate joy?!

Minkykat said...

Praise God for this!
May they all be richly blessed and may they all hang on to go forth and bless churches with their pastorship!

Owen said...

@Minkykat your blog, though apparently not recently used, is brilliant - by which I mean, well written, entertaining yet thought provoking and original. Just finished enjoying a number of posts.

Faith said...

To see another Dominican--this time a brother, like St. Martin de Porres was, and what it means to him, visit
http://dominicancooperatorbrother.blogspot.com/search/label/Profession%20of%20Vows

The Ironic Catholic said...

Ay caramba! I know two of these guys, Peter and Ryan--they just graduated from my university!!!!!!!!

I had heard about one but not the other.

Both very smart guys. I wish them well.