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Morning light

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The golden hour in the village where I'm staying during my current Philippines mission. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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St Mary Magdalene

Today is the feast of St Mary Magdalene who Christ sent to his Apostles to announce his Resurrection. Thus she is called 'apostle to the Apostles', and she's patroness of the Order of Preachers. This window is in St Lawrence Jewry, London. Source: …
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Manaoag Basilica

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The papal tiara and keys designate the church of Manaoag to be a Minor Basilica. In 1925 the Holy See granted the care of this Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag to the Dominicans in perpetuity; the arms of the Philippine Dominican Province is thus …
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Our Mother's House

Dominicans have served the church of Manaoag since 1605. The present church dates to 1882, and it is a Minor Basilica. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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Apo Baket

Known locally as 'Apo Baket', which means, 'venerable mother', this is the 16th-century ivory statue of Our Lady of the Rosary in Manaoag. Carved by Manila artisans, the statue is regarded to be miraculous, and the Dominican-run Shrine in Manaoag …
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Abraham & Sarah at Mamre

"And the LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day" - Gen 18:1. Mosaic from the National Shrine of St John Paul II, Washington DC. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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St Bonaventure

Stained glass from the Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC of St Bonaventure, great 13th-century Scholastic theologian, who had been made a Cardinal. He died on this day in 1274 in Lyon, France. May he intercede for France today. Source: Lawrence …
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St Camillus

Today is the feast of St Camillus de Lellis, a 16th-century Italian saint, who had St Philip Neri as his spiritual director. With his encouragement, St Camillus founded a religious congregation devoted to serving the sick. This stained glass is in …
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St Benedict & St Scholastica

Stained glass in St Dominic's church in London of St Benedict with his holy sister, Scholastica. This window is above the altar dedicated to St Dominic, to point to the monastic roots of the Order. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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Sea Sunday

On Sea Sunday, churches around the world come together to remember seafarers and pray for them, their families and those who support them. This fresco of Christ on a stormy sea with his apostles is in the Vatican museum. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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St John of Cologne

Stained glass from St Dominic's San Francisco of St John of Cologne, martyred at Gorkum by Dutch Protestants. Today is his feast day. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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Collect at the Throne

Solemn Mass was celebrated by Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship on 6th July 2016, the second day of the 'Sacra Liturgia' conference in London; Mass was in the London Oratory in the Ordinary Form. Source: Lawrence …
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Votive Mass of Saints Peter & Paul

Solemn Mass was celebrated by Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship on 6th July 2016, the second day of the 'Sacra Liturgia' conference in London; Mass was in the London Oratory in the Ordinary Form. Source: Lawrence …
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Behold the Lord

Solemn Mass was celebrated by Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship on 6th July 2016, the second day of the 'Sacra Liturgia' conference in London; Mass was in the London Oratory in the Ordinary Form. Source: Lawrence …
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Conversus ad Dominum

Solemn Mass was celebrated by Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship on 6th July 2016, the second day of the 'Sacra Liturgia' conference in London; Mass was in the London Oratory in the Ordinary Form. Source: Lawrence …
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