Blessed Margaret Of Castello: Servant of the sick and the outcast
In Pope Francis’ Misericordiae Vultus, he writes “During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we look forward to the experience of opening our hearts to those living on the outermost fringes of society.”
Dr. Mary Elizabeth O’Brien, OP, has completed a comprehensive study of the life and ministry of Blessed Margaret of Castello, a thirteenth century Dominican Tertiary. Blessed Margaret’s life, as illustrated in Dr. O’Brien’s work, vividly exemplifies what Pope Francis is calling all people of the world to embrace, to become ministers of mercy and compassion.
Margaret, born blind and with serious physical challenges, abandoned by her parents and left homeless, experienced firsthand the indifference and suffering of those she was called by God to serve, the poor, the sick and the outcast. With a profound faith in a Loving Father, she brought hope and healing to the lost and the unwanted. This ministry is what we are called upon to embrace today; to transform our world so that every person is loved and cared for as the summit of God’s creative genius. Blessed Margaret’s life gives us this model of mercy and compassion.
ACTS of the 2016 general chapter of provincials - bologna
This volume contains the English translations of the Acta Capituli Generalis Provincialium Ordinis Praedicatorum Bononiae (Acts of the General Chapter of Provincials of the Order of Preachers in Bologna).
Este libro existe porque Dios te ama y porque le importas a Su Iglesia. Fue escrito porque a través de la historia de la Iglesia, especialmente la de los últimos treinta años, papas, obispos y teólogos de todo el mundo se han esforzado por enseñar las bondades y el valor del matrimonio y de la vida familiar. Estás leyendo este libro porque los autores creen tanto en esa enseñanza que se han visto obligados a compartirla, acompañándola de buenas ideas para que funcione en tu relación, sin importar de dónde vienes o dónde te encuentras.
Ésta es una oportunidad de descubrir la grandeza inestimable del llamado a ser hombre y mujer unidos en matrimonio y de poder lograrlo a través de un plan. Ustedes pueden aceptar este desafío para su matrimonio y luchar por el éxito en el emprendimiento más grande de su vida, o pueden probar lo mismo que se ha venido haciendo por décadas sin esperar mayores resultados que los ya conocidos. La elección – la misión – es de ustedes.
Christian faith and the power of thinking
Editor: FR. JAY HARRINGTON, OP
This volume is offered as a gift to the Order of Preachers, the Dominican family, and other interested readers as we celebrate and commemorate those who have gone before us, those who currently preach and serve, and those who will follow in the footsteps of St. Dominic. May he help us now with his prayers as he once inspired people with his preaching.
BISAC: Religion / Christianity / Catholic
This collection of letters is filled with faith, humor, anecdotal insight, and spiritual joy. It shares the holiness of ambiguity, confusion and the sudden, dawning light of decision as one courageously travels the road of vocation to God’s will. Reading them, one is left with a palpable echo of God’s delight in the messy journey of discovering one’s calling. Most of all, they serve as evidence of the divine fingerprints left behind in the minds and hearts of all involved in the eternal work of bringing laborers to the vineyard. This is especially true of the faithful benefactors for whom this book is dedicated.
The Liturgical Calendar follows the Roman Calendar (1969) adopted by the Order and adapted for use in the Provinces of the United States and the Province of St. Joseph the Worker, by the inclusion of celebrations proper to the Order and celebrations proper to the United States and Nigeria. For the most part only what pertains to the celebration of the Eucharist is noted. References to the Liturgy of the Hours are limited to indicating the proper week of the four-week psalter to be used and an occasional reference to customs proper to the Order.
AUTHORS: FR. ANDREW CARL WISDOM, OP, and SR. CHRISTINE KILEY, OP
This study guide accompanies Tuning In to God’s Call and can be used in a variety of ways: (1) for group sessions led by Campus Ministers to assist discerning young adults on college campuses; (2) for high school teachers in Religion Life Choices courses; (3) by individuals discerning alone or with spiritual guides or in groups with vocations directors; and (4) by evangelization groups and youth groups in parishes.