When you support the Dominican Friars, you ensure that our mission is carried out in the following key areas:
Supporting the Church
One night in a vision, Pope Innocent III saw the Lateran Basilica about to fall when suddenly St. Dominic threw himself against the building to steady it. This vision persuaded the pontiff that St. Dominic’s Order was pleasing to Heaven and would become one of the most powerful supporters of the Catholic Church.
To this day, the Dominican Friars support the Catholic Church and uphold its doctrines with clear preaching and careful study. As the Dominican saying goes, “The Order for the Church, not the Church for the Order.”
Your support helps us uphold the Truth of Jesus Christ against a culture of relativism as pastors, professors, campus chaplains, hospital chaplains, itinerant preachers, and new media evangelists.
See how the Dominican Friars are bringing about a renewal of the church and culture through the faithful preaching of Jesus Christ.
Engaging the Culture
Before St. Dominic Founded the Order of Preachers, he was traveling through southern France and spent the night at an inn whose owner had become a member of a heretical sect. Tradition holds that St. Dominic spent the entire night conversing with the man and by morning had converted him back to the Catholic faith! The man was converted not simply by St. Dominic’s piety, but by his ability to present the truths of the faith in a rational and compelling way. Preaching that is grounded in faith and reason was not only persuasive in St. Dominic’s time, it remains perennially so! With your support, the Friars work for the salvation of souls and the glory of God in hospitals, college campuses, and a variety of new evangelization apostolates.
See how Dominican Friars in New York courageously ministered to the ill and dying as hospital chaplains during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Every year, the friars from the Dominican House of Studies and St. Dominic’s Priory faithfully attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C. The March draws thousands of people together annually, united in proclaiming the sacredness of every human life and the dignity of the human person, especially those who are most vulnerable.
In addition, friars have frequently attested to the reasonableness of protecting human life before legislative bodies, on campuses, and in the public square. Your support helps us promote a culture of life among the younger generation. The Pro-Life movement is growing… not growing old!
See the Dominican Friars participating in the annual March to stand up and defend life.
The Most Holy Rosary
According to Tradition, St. Dominic received the Rosary from the Blessed Virgin Mary during his evangelization of the Albigensian heretics. Since then, the Dominicans have always been the most active promoters of the Rosary, with official recognition of the Holy See.
Today, the Dominican friars promote the Rosary as a spiritual weapon to fight a cultural battle for life, family, and a just society. Dominicans know that “true devotion must come from true faith.” With their advanced theological training and fidelity to the Church, the Friars of the Province of St. Joseph promote the Rosary on college campuses and in parishes in a way that is most effective to combat the moral and spiritual evils of our day.
See Coach Lou Holtz speak about the Friars and their most powerful “secret weapon” of the Rosary.
“The conversations I had with Dominican Friars served to inform me of a new way of thinking. I began to wonder, ‘Why am I not happy with my own philosophy? What’s missing?’ Ultimately, I decided the part of my model of the world that didn’t fit was my atheism. I signed up for RCIA and was received into the Catholic Church.”
—Leah Libresco, author of Arriving at Amen, Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer
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The Impact of Your Giving
could help prepare young men in formation as Dominican Friars.
With a gift of this size, you can help provide tuition, room and board for friars being educated and trained to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a new generation.
could create your legacy.
A gift of this size in your will or other estate plans could establish your own personal legacy of ensuring that the faith and values you hold dear will live on for generations to come.
could sustain our mission on a monthly basis.
By becoming a monthly donor at this level, you could provide critical ongoing support for ministries and outreach that encourage renewal through the faithful preaching of Jesus Christ.