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Learn to be a ‘seeker’ of Christ like St Bernard of Clairvaux

During this month when the Church in Australia calls us to reflect more deeply on the idea of our ‘vocation’, I would like to focus on the vocational call and life of one particular man. You may be surprised to learn he was not a Dominican. Well, not officially. But I like to think that St Bernard of Clairvaux – ... Read More »

Jesus went to the depths of our humanity so that we would know we are not alone

DURING my days at university I worked night shift at a geology laboratory, in order to keep myself in the semi-impoverished manner to which I had become accustomed. I would spend the early hours of the morning grinding coal samples and loading them into submersible metal canisters, which were then pumped with various elements from the periodic table at differing ... Read More »

Lead us not into temptation: Why Christ would not turn stone into bread

What’s wrong with turning stones into loaves bread? If Christ had the power to satiate His hunger in the desert, and doing so was not going to harm anyone, why was it one of the ‘temptations’ that we hear about on the first Sunday of Lent? (Matthew 4:1-11) Why was it something Jesus refused to do? The answer lies in ... Read More »

Dominican Brother Sebastian Condon says the preacher’s task is to teach the timeless truth anew

Dominicans

PREACHING Practice – the weekly highlight of our semesters here in St Dominic’s Priory in Melbourne – affords the student body the opportunity to hone much more than simply our skills in the art of rhetoric.  Our collective sense of humility and charity is also fostered by this salutary practice.  Being able to receive criticism and offer some healthy fraternal ... Read More »

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