Entries by Dominicans Interactive

In Persona Christi

This weekend the Irish Dominican Province joyfully anticipates the ordination to the priesthood of our brother Matthew Martinez in his native Trinidad. It is the culmination of a month of celebration for us. At the beginning of July, brothers Colm Mannion and Luuk Jansen were ordained priests. We Dominicans have a lot to be thankful […]

“O unutterable Love”

    St. Catherine of Siena, in her conversation with God the Father, posed a question regarding creation; “Why did you create, you who are so perfect, who lacks and needs nothing?” The Father answers her saying that He creates us out of his overflowing goodness and love. Hence the creation is fundamentally a free […]

Eating is Believing

Christianity is often characterised as a ‘religion of the book’, alongside Judaism and Islam, but it seems to me that one of the reasons this definition fails is that it leaves out a central aspect of Christian religious practice: eating and drinking. On the feast of Corpus Christi this is what we celebrate: Christ’s body […]

Ministers of Mystery

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC No. 234) holds the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity to be the central mystery of Christian faith and life. “It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the […]

Thou shalt not not love

There are many ways to come to know a society. How a society understands and presents itself to the world will be reflected in those things it values most. Various indicators reveal something of the forces that shape the way a society operates.   Imagine a diplomat from a distant country, sent to establish relations […]