Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Introduction to this Blog

I would like to use this first post to explain a little bit about what a Dominican Tertiary is, and why I started this blog.
A Dominican Tertiary is a lay member of the Dominican Order in the Roman Catholic Church. Such members seek a life of Christian perfection and penance while continuing the normal pursuits of the laity. We seek to be penitent before God for our sins and those of our neighbor, and extend to our neighbor the mercy God has extended to us.

The Dominican Order is more accurately called the Order of Preachers, and was founded by Saint Dominic eight centuries ago for the purpose of studying, preaching, and teaching sacred truth. It consists of friars, brothers, nuns, sisters, and laity. More information can be found at the following websites: http://www.op.org and http://www.3op.org.

For Dominicans, all studies must lead to God. The birth of Jesus and the paschal mysteries must be the principle events occupying the thoughts of each Dominican. Furthermore, Saint Dominic on his deathbed said to the friars: "Have charity, cling to humility, and let voluntary poverty be your possession".

We contemplate sacred truth and share the fruits of our contemplation with others. Thus, I am starting this blog for the purpose of sharing the fruits of my contemplation with society.

1 Comments:

Blogger SHERRY STEWART said...

I would like to know how voluntary poverty is done? No property ownership? Sharon at http://www.wildflowersltd.typepad.
com

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