Study for Mission

A talk given at our most recent vocations weekend by Sr Tamsin Geach o.p.

Intrinsic to the Dominican vocation are the ‘four pillars’ of Study, Prayer, Community life and Preaching or the mission.  I shall explore how study fits into Dominican life under the following headings:

1. Models of Study

2. Study and conformity to Christ

3. An intellectual life that is  counter-cultural

4. Study as a source of unity

5. Study as asceticism

6. Study as mission

7. Stewardship

8. Freedom from and freedom for.


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Colouring the Calendar

 by Sr Ann Catherine Swailes

The observant among you will have noticed that at the moment the clothes worn by the priest at mass are not white, red or purple, but green, and, with a few interruptions, this will be the case until the beginning of Advent. What is the significance of all this?

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A retreat given at Stone to the community of St Dominic's Convent, Stone, by Fr Nicholas Crowe on Wednesday May 25th 2016

Fr.Nick  chose to take a look at discipleship – and in particular, religious life -  from its New Testament roots.  We have a responsibility to look at fundamentals, because we have to ‘stand in the shoes’ of younger people who are searching for their way ahead.

 Jesus summons people in three ways to follow him:     

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Corpus Christi - Where is the Body of Christ?

Sr Ann Catherine Swailes o.p

Ave Verum Corpus, natum de Maria Virgine: hail, true body, born of the Virgin Mary. When we hear these words, we think automatically of the Blessed Sacrament - as their anonymous Medieval author intended that we should. But in earlier centuries, the phrase “true body” was a way of referring less to the Eucharist than to those who gathered together to celebrate the Eucharist

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To Praise, To Bless, To Preach.