The Dominican House of Studies
Educating Preachers of Truth in Charity.
Catholic theology in the Thomistic tradition for Dominican students and all who are interested in serving the Church, evangelizing the world, and growing in virtue, wisdom, and holiness.
Saturday January, 27
Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. named Master of Sacred Theology
Emeritus Professor Father Basil Cole, O.P., was recently given one of the highest honors of the Dominican Order. He was named a Master of Sacred Theology and now follows in a long line of great theologians going back to the founding of the Order.
Wednesday August, 02
Sin makes us forget. Sin is a “turning away” that makes it easy to forget. And it has a compounding effect, as the only way we can justify our sin to ourselves is through a forgetfulness of God...
Tuesday May, 16
Can You See That You Are a Prophet?
...the prophet is not a simple fortune teller or magician
Friday May, 12
The Cross, Again?
"Why do we talk about the Cross outside of Lent? Hasn’t Jesus won the victory over death and sin already?"
Friday May, 05
Give It Up for God
"What is the most important thing in your life? What would you do if God asked you to give it up?"
Tuesday May, 02
Action and Procession
"Is there a point to bringing the bread and wine to the priest during the Mass?"
Tuesday April, 18
2023 St. Dominic Medal Recipient: Msgr. Andrew Baker
Commencement: Friday May 12, 2023 at 5pm in the Dominican House of Studies Chapel (by invitation only)
Tuesday March, 21
"We find ourselves this Lenten week surrounded by a trifecta of celebratory days—this is odd. Shouldn’t we be dour? Shouldn’t we be occupied with doing penance and mourning for our sins? Were not those ashes to set us on a path of dismal gloom until the great Easter Proclamation brings it to a happy end?..."
Friday March, 17
God’s Suffering Shepherds
"It does not take a genius to figure out that God has a thing for shepherds. From Abel to Jacob, Moses to David, and Amos to the shepherds of Bethlehem..."
Friday January, 27
God at Rock Bottom
"The very idiom hitting rock bottom indicates a hopeful reality."
Friday January, 20
Remedy For a Common Evil
"Abortion remains the most contentious moral debate of our time..."
Thursday January, 05
Resquiescat in Pace: Pope Benedict XVI
"...the last sentiment he articulated as he was fading from this world into the next was a simple profession of love for Jesus Christ."
Friday December, 16
Now That’s What I Call Advent
"Love it or hate it, Christmas music is perennially around."
Tuesday October, 25
A Video Tour of the Dominican House of Studies
Join the Teller Brothers on a virtual tour!
Monday October, 17
An Autumnal Fascination with Satan
"In this cozy and creepy season, our spiritual battles are not against Satan alone."
Tuesday October, 11
"Next to each tabernacle reserving the Blessed Sacrament, there burns a steady flame, sometimes white, sometimes red, but always communicating the same thing: Jesus Christ—body, blood, soul, and divinity—dwells here."
Tuesday October, 04
God the Chess Master?
"Many people think about God’s will in a manner similar to [a] chess game. Thankfully, this is not how God’s will works in the human person."
Friday September, 23
Eucharistic Concomitance and the Resurrection
"We know by faith that Jesus Christ, the eternal Word with his assumed human nature whole, resplendent, and never more alive, now dwells forever in the glory to which he calls us."
Explore Life at the Dominican House of Studies
Our faculty offers a rigorous theological education, always teaching our students to receive and interpret the Word of God within the scope of the theological tradition of Saint Thomas Aquinas and to preach in the power of the Spirit to turn hearts and minds to God.
The human heart is animated by Truth. The human being is most perfected in acts of knowledge and love.
Convinced that the human heart is most fully alive when animated by the light of truth, our patron St. Dominic founded the Order of Preachers over 800 years ago to profess the truths of the Christian faith boldly for the salvation of souls.
Passing on the fruits of contemplation
The Dominican House of Studies is a school of theological training for the Dominican friars of the Province of St. Joseph. For centuries, religious and laity have been formed in the sapiential wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The life in which contemplation overflows into action images the diffusion of God’s communication of goodness to all creatures.
“This is the ultimate perfection of the contemplative life, namely that the Divine truth be not only seen but also loved.”STh II-II, q. 180, a. 7, ad. 1
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