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An Inside Look at the Dominican House of Studies
Why do you wear a habit? What’s a Rood Screen? What is a book every Catholic should read? How do you prepare for a homily? Are you a Jedi?
As preachers and teachers, Dominicans get asked a lot of questions.
Join Dominican brothers (and real-life brothers), Fathers Simon and Jonah Teller as they answer these questions—and many others—during an inside look at the Dominican House of Studies.
Tour the St. Thomas Chapel and practicum studios, St. Joseph Chapel, main chapel, monastic cloister, academic center, and library — home to over 65,000 books and an antiphonarium from the 1600s! (What’s an antiphonarium?) Get your questions answered on this upbeat tour with the Teller brothers!
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.
The antidote for the confusion of sin will always be Christ, Who is Truth Himself.
Since 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.
The Unchanging Reality of Truth
Though Dominicans serve in many different roles—at universities and schools, in hospitals and soup kitchens, in parishes and as chaplains—the Truth that we defend is unchanging. Preaching and teaching the Word of God with eloquence and grace enough to let the clarity intrinsic to the Gospel shine through our work.
The Radical Intelligibility of the Gospel
Aquinas observes that beautiful things have claritas—that they radiate with an evident logic that draws us into their beauty.
Against the confusion of heresy, the hurt of apostasy, and the bitterness of blasphemy, Dominicans stand firm in their witness to the beautiful and undeniable clarity of the Gospel.
It is Christ Who restores clarity to our intellect, kindles real desire in our heart, and fixes our gaze on our true destiny.
The Unifying Power of Christ
The Dominican House of Studies has the privilege of training some of the brightest scholars, artists, musicians in the country. But our study is not for the sake of knowledge—it is for the preaching and teaching for the salvation of souls.
Ours is a sacramental charge. We bear the love of Christ to others: this is the most important work we do.
“In God’s service … we bring clarity over confusion; faith instead of doubt; reason, not insanity, and hope to confront despair…”
– Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P. (excerpt from Convocation Homily, 2022)
You make an impact.
When you donate to the Dominican House of Studies, your generosity supports...
To strengthen the souls of the brothers for the great spiritual challenges of our age, and to encourage them to be pastors after Christ's own heart.
Rigorous Academic Curriculum
To bring the wisdom of Sacra Doctrina to hearts hungry for Eternal Truth.
Alumni Who Preach the Gospel
To bear witness to truth in parishes, at the Thomistic Institute, at colleges and universities across the globe, and in various media apostolates.
“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. 1Saint Thomas Aquinas
Join Us in Our Mission
The demand for clarity is greater than ever. The DHS answers this call. By God’s grace, every year more and more young men arrive at the DHS to lay down their lives in service to the clarity of Christ and His Gospel. We remain reliant on the generosity of others to help us accomplish our work of educating and training the next generation of Dominican preachers and teachers. Will you help us stand against the confusion of sin?