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The Dominican House of Studies
November 11, 2022
3 Inspiring Alumni Stories
It All Starts at the DHS
In this new video, DHS alumni reflect, in gratitude, on the invaluable role the DHS has played in their vocations to bring clarity over confusion.
Both nationally and internationally, our alumni bear a charitable and unflinching witness to the Gospel in many different roles: as chaplains, as pastors, as middle school teachers, as professors at seminaries and universities.
And, though love for Christ and His Church directs these men and women into very different roles, this work, vital for the renewal of our society and our Church, all starts at the Dominican House of Studies.
Here, at the DHS, young men and women who are ready to devote their lives to the service of Christ receive the intellectual confidence and unshakable foundation needed to draw our confused and divided world closer to the clarity and charity of Christ.
Clarity over Confusion
Confusion is a consequence of sin. We see its effects plainly. This confusion divides our society. It threatens the minds of professors, politicians, priests, and prelates. And it seeks even to rend the Church apart.rnrnThe antidote for the confusion of sin will always be Christ, Who is Truth Himself.rnrnSince their founding, Dominicans have worked tirelessly to combat confusion in every age and in every arena. Ministering to a society that suffers so greatly from the confusion of relativism and the divisiveness of sin, Dominicans bear steadfast witness to the unchanging reality of Truth, the radical intelligibility of the Gospel, and the unifying power of Christ.
A Timeless Mission
Ministering to a society that suffers so greatly from the confusion of relativism and the divisiveness of sin, Dominicans bear steadfast witness to the unchanging reality of Truth, the radical intelligibility of the Gospel, and the unifying power of Christ.
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."
Wednesday September, 07
A Piazza and an Apartment
" Saint Teresa of Calcutta watches over her daughters and, in a special way, the poorest of the poor."
Friday September, 02
A Consuming Fire
"Fire is both of immense benefit to us, and yet, in many ways, beyond our comprehension"
Tuesday August, 23
Unless Ye Become like Puppies
"Like loyal hounds, we should trust in God’s care of us, delight in following his will, and persevere in service to him, despite our distractions and worries."
Friday August, 12
What is Joy?
"Joy can feel much like sorrow, except that those who have tasted Joy will want, more than anything, to be struck by it again."
Friday August, 05
Soulful Songs for Sunny Days
"Ultimate fulfillment in God can be seen in all of the people we meet—even when they themselves have not yet fully realized it."
Tuesday August, 02
On the Threshold of Heaven in Hawthorne
"Even—indeed, especially—at death’s door, we are loved by an eternal love made cruciform"
Wednesday July, 20
My Grace is Sufficient for You
“All of this is because a fisherman died here”
Friday May, 28
God is Not Far From Us
Pause for a minute and consider God. Where does your mind take you?
Wednesday October, 20
So Much Time and So Little to Do
"We have so much time and so little to do!” “Strike that! Reverse it!” So says Willy Wonka.
Monday October, 11
This happened when I was a child, and because of it, the Gospel story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand has always struck a special cord in my heart.
Friday February, 25
Offering it up for Others
When faced with suffering, we can do one of two things.
Wednesday December, 08
She Who Received
What we are apart from God is an abyss of nothingness. The more we retreat from God to follow our own whims and desires, the lesser and lesser we become.