I am so excited to join this group. I am a new Roman Catholic, but I am hoping to be a lay Dominican one day. I love St. Dominic and I was so glad to celebrate his feast day for the first time yesterday. It was so wonderful. I have been confused about a lot of things lately, but yesterday was just so wonderful and I went to Mass and said the rosary with my friends and the world just seemed a simpler and more beautiful place. I am so happy to be here.
I am here because I absolutely love the Dominican Spirituality and am considering entering with a Dominican community, just not sure which one yet. I am doing on a retreat with the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist next month and I am also hoping to visit with the Dominican Nuns in Summit at some point during the summer. I love the Preaching of Truth in everything they do. I feel the world needs to hear the truth whether they like it or not.
Hello everyone! I am very happy to join this fabulous group,any way am new in this site,trying to meet,ask questions and to share my God given talent for the growth of the church.I am samson by name a Nigerian and 23 of age.Nice meeting you all.Pax Christi
Hello. This is my first new thread--please pardon any gaffes.
1) what are you doing for St. Dominic's feast day? (Aug 8th, formerly Aug 4th, with an octave)
2) Would you take this time to reflect on the past year, pray, and plan for the next? Consider the balance between active & contemplative life; our prayer, study, community, and preaching?
I lurked on CAF a while last year and then left for a long time, but I was glad to see this group. I find myself without a local Dominican community--though the communion of saints is an amazing social network. I'm not sure how active this group is, but I'd like to be part of a virtual Dominican community.
I'm using this time to reflect on my past year and pray and plan for the next year. I've had significant medical trouble since March 2011 (and had several months of no income, because I was too ill to work and ineligible for aid). Anyway, I've rounded a corner--Deo gratias. I was able to resume teaching in spring and just finished teaching a 6-wk Summer course yesterday. I'm still exhausted every day, but now I'll be able to return to my academic research, and I hope and pray to have my dissertation drafted by spring and filed in the summer. I have yet to face the rigors (and reputed horrors) of the academic job market for new humanities PhDs.
Anyway, this is a good time to reflect and renew. It's been about 18 months since I made my profession as a Lay Dominican. The journey was rough this past year. Now that I'm resuming most of my work, it's time to think of the pillars of Dominican spirituality as they pertain to my current situation, my new chronic medical parameters and work responsibilities.
In Sancto Patre Dominico,
oops--a rather long first post!
hi, i am a convert of several years... and a Rosary fan.. the Rosary brought me to the church in fact...
i dont know much about the Dominican orders, i tried to find a "lay order" but couldnt find one near me....
i would be fascinated with anything anyone suggests for reading or how to find a local group