Spiritual Resources

The Dominican Friars are offering Masses for the health and well-being of you and your loved ones. We are spending several hours each day in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to pray for you and your intentions. In addition, we offer the following resources:

Prayer for A Spiritual Communion – While you may be deprived of the Eucharist for a time, the Lord still wants to communicate his life to you through grace. Know that your desire for communion, as expressed in this prayer or similar words, will be an invitation that the Lord will not refuse. Remember he told us, Ask, and you shall receive!

Weekly reflections – As long as the suspension of public Masses remains in place, President Fr. John Langlois, O.P., will provide weekly reflections on the Sunday readings via email. To receive these, send a request to advance@dhs.edu. The reflection for April 5, Palm Sunday, is available here.

Aquinas101.com – The Thomistic Institute’s “Aquinas 101” course, with over 50 videos introducing the thought and wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas.

soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute – Over 700 Thomistic Institute lectures are available on SoundCloud. You may sign up for additional “Quarantine Lectures,” including a live-streaming Holy Week Retreat, on the Institute’s website.

Dominicana – A publication of the Dominican student brothers of the Dominican House of Studies and at St. Dominic’s Priory. Blog posts are updated every weekday, and the print journal appears once a year.

Dominican Friars Live – The priory of St. Vincent Ferrer in Manhattan is livestreaming the Rosary (12 noon Eastern time), Divine Mercy Chaplet (3pm), and Mass (7pm Monday-Saturday; 11am Sunday).

us.magnificat.netMagnificat, edited by Fr. Sebastian White, O.P., is providing complimentary access to their online version to help people pray from home.

St. Pius V Church – The Dominican church in Providence, Rhode Island, is livestreaming Mass (Noon, M-F; 10am Sunday). The Lenten Seminar will be livestreamed at 9am on Saturday.

St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village – This Dominican church in Manhattan has started a video series.

Godsplaining – This podcast from the Dominican friars includes musings on all things Catholic: philosophical, theological, cultural, and beyond. For the current situation, they’ve added meditations on the readings from the Sunday Liturgy.

Rosary Rally for the Whole Dominican Family – Fr. Gerard Timoner, O.P., Master of the Order, has exhorted the entire Dominican family to join in prayer together against the coronavirus and for the sick and health services, on the feast of St. Catherine of Siena. You’re invited to pray the glorious mysteries on Wednesday, April 29, at 9pm local time.

Why have Mass with no one there? – Dean Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., comments on the suspension of public Masses in this article for the Catholic News Agency.

Conversations with Consequences – Fr. Petri gives advice on how to stay spiritually nourished while churches are closed, and speaks of the importance of making a spiritual communion, in this interview for The Catholic Association. Fr. Petri was also interviewed on EWTN News Nightly.

Closing the Social Distance – Fr. Henry Stephan, O.P., and Fr. Clement Dickie, O.P., of St. Gertrude Priory in Cincinnati, are hosting a series of videos attempting to fill in the gap created by the anti-pandemic measures taken across the United States. Videos include: How do we understand the suspension of public Masses?, and How does everyone benefit from the Sacrifice of the Mass.

Dominican Rite Mass – Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P., is a canonist and chair of the Pastoral Studies department at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University. He is livestreaming Mass in the Dominican Rite.

Hospital Ministry – Fr. John Devaney, O.P., talks about the challenges of his ministry as a hospital chaplain in New York City in this article for Aleteia.

In separate articles for First Things, Fr. Dominic Langevin, O.P., puts forth reasoning for not having remote confessions; Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P., makes a case for having reverent drive-in Masses.

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