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Our Lady in Providence College Chapel

"Hail O Queen of the heavens, mother of the King of Angels: O Mary, flower of virgins, you are like the rose, or the lily: pour forth prayers to your Son for the salvation of the faithful." – Communion antiphon for Dominican Ladymass. Statue from … [More]
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Dialogue

‘“You must not bear hatred for your brother in your heart. You must openly tell him, your neighbour, of his offence; this way you will not take a sin upon yourself. You must not exact vengeance, nor must you bear a grudge against the children of … [More]
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Fools for Christ

"Make no mistake about it: if any one of you thinks of himself as wise, in the ordinary sense of the word, then he must learn to be a fool before he really can be wise. Why? Because the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As scripture says: … [More]
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The Body is the God's Temple

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"Make no mistake about it: if any one of you thinks of himself as wise, in the ordinary sense of the word, then he must learn to be a fool before he really can be wise. Why? Because the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As scripture says: … [More]
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Alaska III

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A ring of mountains encircle Anchorage. In this field in 1981, Pope St John Paul II said Mass. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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Alaska II

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View from the airport on the morning I flew out of Anchorage. The light breaking through the clouds was rather beautiful and brought some warmth to the cold scene. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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Alaska I

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Dominican friars clear a path for their parishioners to come to church. It was around –25°C/ –13°F in Anchorage at the time! Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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March for Life: the Crowd

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The view from Capitol Hill - I was mid-way through this stream of marchers which stretched both behind and in front of me. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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March for Life: Dominican Banner

As usual the Dominican Friars of the Province of Saint Joseph marched with Dominican Sisters, Laity, friends and supporters at the annual March for Life. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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Beati Qui Persecutionem

"Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." – Matt 5:10, which is part of today's Gospel. Stained glass window from the chapel of the St Cecilia Motherhouse in Nashville, TN. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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Christ Preaching the Beatitudes

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"When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them…" – Matt 5:1-2, which is part of today's Beatitudes. From the ceiling of the Franciscan church in Coyoacan, Mexico. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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Beati Pauperes

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" – Matt 5:3, which is part of today's Gospel. Stained glass window from St Dominic's in Eagle Rock, LA. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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Saint Peter Nolasco

Today (28 Jan) in the Extraordinary Form Calendar is the feast of St Peter Nolasco, who with the help of St Raymond of Penyafort, founded the Mercedarians, a 13th-century Order dedicated to the ransoming of Christians enslaved by Muslims. This … [More]
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Bene Scripsisti de Me

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"William of Tocco recounts a story, which he heard from Friar Dominic of Caserta, the sacristan of San Domenico...Friar Dominic, apparently, became curious about Thomas' frequent visits to the chapel of St. Nicholas in San Domenico before Matins. … [More]
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Doctor Communis

"Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance. Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a … [More]
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St Thomas on the Pulpit

"Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and … [More]
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Chastity of Saint Thomas

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The Prayer to St. Thomas for Purity: "Chosen lily of innocence, pure St. Thomas, who kept chaste the robe of baptism and became an angel in the flesh after being girded by two angels, I implore you to commend me to Jesus, the Spotless Lamb, and to … [More]
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Gate of Honour

The Gate of Honour, at the south side of Caius Court, is the 16th-century gate through which graduating students pass on their way to the neighbouring Senate House of Cambridge University to receive their degrees. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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Gonville & Caius Chapel

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Caius Chapel has a claim to being the oldest purpose-built College Chapel in Cambridge still in use. The core of its walls dates from about 1390 and every century since has contributed something to the building. A permanent licence to celebrate the … [More]
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St Timothy and his Mother

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"From Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus in his design to promise life in Christ Jesus; to Timothy, dear child of mine, wishing you grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord. Night and day I … [More]
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