THE FOUR PILLARS OF DOMINICAN LIFE
Along with "Community" "Prayer" and "Preaching" the Order of Preachers has "Study" as one of its pillars. One of the great aids to
study in our modern world is the access the Internet gives us to
resources. This page is dedicated to some resources that we
preachers, the ordained and those who preach from the pulpit
of their lives, will find helpful in areas of
scripture, theology, prayer and liturgy.
Catholic moral theology preaching
resource: Weekly reflections on the Sunday readings from the
perspective of ethics and moral theology by professors from colleges in the
U.S. and Canada.
Liturgical Calendar (USCCB) - This link will take you to the USCCB
Liturgical Calendar in a new window.
(pdf) - This link will open a "pdf" version of the Liturgical Calendar.
Today's Readings - Updated daily, this link will give you today's readings
from the approved USCCB Lectionary.
Daily Video Reflections
- A project of the USCCB's Catholic Communications Campaign, a short video
reflection is offered for every day.
Resources for Bible, Liturgy, Art, and Theology" - Biblical and
liturgical studies, intended for students, teachers, pastors and seekers
assembled by Felix Just, SJ, Ph.D, at the Loyola Institute for Spirituality.
Text This Week." - Has multiple resources for each Sunday of the
Revised Common Lectionary. Many readings and reflections coincide with the
Roman Catholic Lectionary.
Word On The Web" - Greg Heillie, OP, homiletics teacher at Aquinas
Institute in St. Louis, has assembled an annotated list of preaching
sites that serve biblical interpretation, congregational and
cultural analysis, and interaction with other preachers. It also gives
a few tips for preaching preparation to accompany the
The Latest First Impressions Commentary -
This link will always give you the latest commentary on the Sunday
scriptures by Fr. Jude.
- Daily preachings (audio) from the Lectionary by Dominican women and men,
lay and religious, from around the world.
Celebration - Resources for lectionary and liturgical celebrations. Patricia
Datchuck Sanchez provides preaching notes.
Studies - Studies and sermons based on the Revised Common
Faith and Films -
Movie reviews and commentary by Tom
Condon, OP (Southern Dominican Province, USA)
Aquinas Institute -
Offers a summer Preaching Institute, a Master of Arts in Pastoral
Ministry in Preaching, and a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching.
Louis University's Center for Liturgy - A rich resource for
those preparing for Sunday liturgy. Reflections on the readings,
spirituality of the Eucharistic celebration, music suggestions,
historical background, etc.
University" - Reflections on the daily scripture readings
prepared by members of the university faculty, lay and ordained.
reflections on the Sunday readings.
- Provides homilies in
Spanish and English and a table for the current liturgical year.
Homilies/Homilias Catolicas" - A bilingual English/Spanish
site with liturgical and preaching resources and links for the current
Relief Services -
Justice Page -
Center of Concern -
Suggests links between the Sunday readings and Catholic
for Immigrants: A Journey of Hope
Contact your representative:
Additional Dominican Resources:
The "Year C" CD - Available now. Each CD costs $25 (which includes
postage to any location in the world) and there are two ways to
purchase. Other choices include: "Year A"; "Year B"; and all three
Liturgical years on a single CD-ROM ($40).
OPreach - A Dominican blog about preaching
and vocations and sisters and nuns. ("Preach as if you had a
million voices. It is silence that kills the world." -- Catherine
Timothy Radcliffe, OP. - A collection of the preachings of the
former Master of the Dominican Order who is well known throughout the
world as a preacher and spiritual writer. Also at this site there is a
link to the homilies for the liturgical season by other English
Daily lectionary preachings and a monthly newsletter.
Drawn by Love
- A resource for the mystical thought of Catherine of Siena.
fr. Michael Burke,
OP - "The Piano Playing Priest" -
pianist in the Southern Dominican Community. An "Audio"
sample page is available and CD's are for sale.
- The Dominican Family News Portal.
Hinnebusch was a spiritual writer and a member of the Southern
Dominican Province, USA. Celine Powers has organized his papers
and made his writings available on this webpage.
You can now
access a growing
Online Archive of the preaching and
writing ministry of Fr. Paul Hinnebusch, OP, STM; includes
conferences, retreats, published articles, scripture study,
Marian and seasonal themes, etc..
Sermons of St. Vincent Ferrer - Translations from the sermons of
St. Vincent Ferrer, preached in the early 1400's, for Lent, Holy Week
and Easter. For twenty years he trod the roads of Spain and France
and even beyond. He was known all over Europe. He was the "Billy Graham"
of the early 1400's. (Courtesy of: Fr. Albert G. Judy, O.P.)