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Dominican Saints

  Today is the great Feast of our sister in St Dominic, St Catherine of Siena. It is providential that the Church places before us for imitation this great Saint in the season of Eastertide. The Lord Jesus truly alive and risen was the source of her strength and faith.

Honey for the Bees. Every family has fond memories, ones they often recall. This is no different for the Dominican family who often recalls the ‘early days’ when the Order was taking shape. One such happy memory is the life of the magnanimous character and preacher par excellence, Jordan of

St Catherine of Siena To whom do we belong? This is without doubt the central question of one’s spiritual life – do we belong to the world with its boisterous demands, worries and vain promises of satisfaction or do we belong to God? St Catherine’s life proclaims to us that

Feast Day: 2nd of August Blessed Jane was born in the prominent Aza family and married Felix de Guzman. Three of their Children spent their lives in the service of the Church – Anthony, Mannes and Dominic. An early source describes her as ‘virtuous, chaste, prudent, and full of compassion

St Catherine of Siena OP Feast Day: 29th April Saint Catherine was born in Siena in 1347, being the youngest of 25 children. She lived in a time disrupted by political turmoil, wars, the plague and schism in the Church. It was a difficult time and many people thought the

St Catherine de’ Ricci OP Feast Day: 4th February Alexandra de’ Ricci was born of a noble family near Florence in 1522. At the age of twelve she entered the Dominican convent of St Vincent at Prato and took the religious name Catherine. Inspired by the Dominican reformer Girolamo Savonarola