This book offers an essentialized presentation of the principles and practices of the dominican order. He is a great friar and a great example to the younger brethren of how the common dominican life helps us to grow in holiness. The author has rewritten all of the conferences, added new material. Hinnebusch was also the author of renewal in the spirit of st. Dominic, quotes from many of its most illustrious saints, and references to the orders own constitutions. The history of the dominican order is a rich subject. Ordo praedicatorum, postnominal abbreviation op, is a mendicant order of the catholic church founded in france by the spanish priest saint dominic. This seems to be the case with the hinnebusch family. Dominican life is sacrificial, the sacrifice being consummated when the dominican takes his vows. Many dominicans would say that dominican spirituality is hard to define, because we are always seeking new ways to express gods touch in our lives. Dominicans and the monastic life nashville dominicans.
Dominic united and oriented these elements in an original, balanced, and unique way. A drink called happiness murray dominican spirituality. Aquinas college, an inclusive educational community rooted in the catholic and dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. The dominican order, known formally as the order of preachers latin. Saint dominic and the order of preachers dominican publications. The content of this book was originally prepared as a lenten series for a community of dominican sisters.
Project muse the history of the dominican order by. Resources for considering a dominican vocation dominican. Its origins in the early thirteenth century, its rapid development, the intellectual activity and influence in many countries have caused a lot of writings. William a hinnebusch op received his doctorate in philosophy from the university of oxford where he studied be. The best book to read about the dominican order as a whole is hinnebuschs dominican spirituality. Cecilia congregation trace their origins as a religious community to their foundation in 1860. A contributor to the encyclopedia brittanica, the catholic youth encyclopedia and the new catholic encyclopedia, fr. Dominican spirituality 2 foreword most of this book originated in a series of conferences to the dominican sisters of the congregation of the most holy cross, amityville, new york, at dominican commercial high school, jamaica, l. A contributor to the encyclopedia brittanica, the catholic youth encylopedia and the new catholic encyclopedia, fr. The dominicans a short history william hinnebusch, o. Invitation to learn the four pillars of dominican spirituality. Hinnebusch family of dominican vocations yes they are all. Dominican spirituality the lay dominicans of england.
The stream of dominican history is like all rivers. Hinnebusch family of dominican vocations yes they are all from the same family. It is an older book, and somewhat hard to find, however the entire text is now online free. Because the dominicans consider themselves to be both contemplative and active, their spirituality is a holistic combination of liturgy, study, community, and service. I think this book will be warmly received because of the great lack of such spiritual works in english. Why do you think the divine office is so important to dominican life. The supreme act of the day is the sacrifice of the mass, the highest praise man can offer to the holy trinity.
In this unique and compelling book, eric borgman demonstrates how the dominican way has something exceptional to offer people today as. St dominic did not leave a particular rule or a set of spiritual exercises or a method of prayer. By the vows of obedience, chastity, and poverty, he consecrates himself as a victim to almighty god. Hinnebusch is the author of dominican spirituality 4. Hinnebusch is also the author of dominican spirituality, 1965, and renewal in the spirit of st. He subsequently spent three years doing research at the historical institute of the dominican order in rome where he published the early english.
Hinnebusch was encouraged to put them in book form. The author provides key insights from the life of st. William aquinas hinnebusch op lays out a basic understanding of our life. Rather he left a mission, which encompasses all these things. Members of the order, who are referred to as dominicans, generally carry the letters. Dominican spirituality the form of christian spirituality proper to the. The two other brothers who joined the dominican order were paul and albert. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. What is the first purpose of all branches of the order of preachers. Gibson 1894 720 pages blessed imelda patron saint of first communicants short biography pamphlet by fr. Hinnebusch op the story of the dominicans, century by century, from the time of their foundation in 1216 still the standard english language introduction to the full scope of dominican history.
Bibliographies editions of sources medieval history saint dominic spirituality dutch dominicans links. Hinnebusch op the story of the dominicans, century by century. Dominican spirituality the form of christian spirituality proper to the dominican order see dominicans. We find ourselves using phrases that succinctly say what is in our hearts. Although there is no spirituality of st dominic in the sense of an original method of reaching perfection, the order retains a mission, spirit and a means to holiness clearly defined. It is not long and it all is online here on our website.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Book of constitutions of the order of preachers lco treatise on the. This is more than just a command in the contemporary legal sense. As disciples of jesus, we are called to grow in love of god and neighbor. Hinnebusch, the history of the dominican order, new york, n. The original version of dominican spirituality was given as a retreat for sisters in a high school in jamaica, new york. To me the most stirring chapter in this volume deals with the northern dominican spiritual writers, especially the german mystics ch. Dominican life is fraternal the pillars of dominican life. The paperback of the dominican spirituality by william a. Study questions for candidacy program dominican laity, st. I think after reading this book i will have a better idea of whether god is calling me to the dominicans. It prepares for the mass and draws from it, carrying its graces into the entire day. Here is a gem on the dominican spiritual life which i would strongly recommend. Providing a setting for the mass is the divine office.
In reading any book about dominican spirituality, there is always a danger of our unconsciously seeking. Most of this book originated in a series of conferences to the dominican sisters of the congregation of the most holy cross, amityville, new york, at dominican commercial high school, jamaica, l. About dominican spirituality dominicans are convinced that the world in which we live, turbulent and restless, often violent and terrifying, is at the same time the place where the holy comes to light, the place where we encounter and listen tosee god. Sometimes referred to as the nashville dominicans, the sisters have as their specific end the christian education of youth and other educational or charitable work undertaken by the congregation for the salvation of souls. Dominican spirituality is a way of following christ that is inspired by the life and spirit of st. Fundamentally, the order is defined by its preaching mission. Furthermore, it makes its appearance at an appropriate time when the religious life is.
Dominican life is sacrificial rule and directory, southern province of st. Hinnebusch op, order of preachers, principles and practice. Fred hinnebusch op bio is the remaining member of their family who is in retirement here at the dominican house of studies. Dominican and other spiritual writers of the last century, including juan arintero and reginald garrigoulagrange, ably defended the unity of the spiritual life, insisting that contemplative union was in the normal way of sanctification and not some esoteric sidetrack reserved to monks and nuns and people with peculiar sensibilities and a lot time to spare. The dominicans a short history dominican laity mother of. It was approved by pope innocent iii via the papal bull religiosam vitam on 22 december 1216. Dominican spirituality define the theological and moral virtues dominican spirituality. Father hinnebusch received his doctorate in philosophy from the university of oxford. This year, the 750th anniversary year of the founding of the order of preachers, affords dominicans a special incentive to ponder the.
Dominican house of studies, dominican spirituality, dominicans, fr. I ran into this book in original edition a few years ago, and was very much. Dominican spirituality principles and practice by fr. Dominic, sections 114 pp 911 and the particular directory section i the basics of lay dominican life a. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Dominican spirituality welcome to the website of the. His books include the way of the preacher 1979, and early dominicans which he edited for the classics of western spirituality series.1555 150 1467 860 557 665 1013 418 535 394 1333 13 1172 1013 1455 6 1391 545 567 1549 157 1122 642 632 595 211 1021 88 926 690 57 1397 1030