The Dominicans



A Message from the Editor


I attended Holy Angels Grade School in Aurora, Illinois which was a Dominican Grade school. The nuns there helped shape my life. They taught me music which allowed me to earn some money playing in piano bars when I was older. They had me read the Gospel at he children’s Mass, and encouraged me to write. This issue of Profiles in Catholicism is dedicated to the memory of Sister Mary Francis, OP, my eighth grade teacher.


When St. Thomas More was asked at his trial why he was silent on being asked to acknowledge the king's supremacy over the Church, he replied "qui tacet consentire videtur" [he who is silent seems to consent}. That can be also said by all of the Republicans in the United States who have remained silent after Rep. Paul Gosar shared an anime video of himself killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden. They who have failed to speak up have given consent.


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Prayer to Saint Dominic


O glorious Saint Dominic, thou who was a model of mortification and purity, by punishing thy innocent body with scourges, with fastings, and with watchings, and by keeping inviolate the lily of thy virginity, obtain for us the grace to practice penance with a generous heart and to keep unspotted the purity of our bodies and our hearts.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

O great Saint, who, inflamed with divine love, didst find thy delight in prayer and intimate union with God; obtain for us to be faithful in our daily prayers, to love Our Lord ardently, and to observe His commandments with ever-increasing fidelity.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

O glorious Saint Dominic, who, being filled with zeal for the salvation of souls, didst preach the Gospel in season and out of season and didst establish the Order of Friars Preachers to labor for the conversion of heretics and poor sinners, pray thou to God for us, that He may grant us to love all our brethren sincerely and to cooperate always, by our prayers and good works, in their sanctification and eternal salvation.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

Pray for us, Saint Dominic,

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that we who are weighed down by the burden of our sins may be raised up by the patronage of blessed Dominic Thy Confessor. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

by Scott P. Richert Learn Religions


Prayer for the suffering migrants.

They suffer the cold and hunger, they are abandoned and seek refuge,

and stand at the barbered wire fence of Poland, a Catholic nation, they claim.

Yet the poor and the hungry strangers are rejected and excluded ,unwanted and

despised by your followers Lord. They are the rich and powerful call them to repent Lord

and to open their gates and hearts to the poor and welcome the strangers

as you commanded we do Lord Jesus.


They are the refugees, the migrants seeking a new life, escaping oppression and poverty

as you were Lord fleeing to Egypt at the first Christmas to escape the wrath and death squads of King Herod.

You told us to welcome strangers, to open our hearts to them, to be good as the Samaritan was to the suffering victim in your story.


We are failing them and you Lord, forgive all those who sin by rejecting the stranger in need

and may the excluders repent and change and welcome you and welcome the poor and the needy.

Amen by Father Shay Cullen

And how are they to hear without a preacher?” (Rm 10: 14): A Prayer for deceased Dominicans


From time immemorial, oh Lord, your word has gone forth and Created the beginning, and from every new beginning the pilgrim People of God passed through the promised land to the place of Welcoming Your Word which, swelling through time, branched and Branched again, bringing a barefoot preacher and his companions


To our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man,

Crucified, risen, ascended into heaven – And who will come again!


Our inheritance is Your gift, whole and entire, natural and Supernatural, of nature and grace, ever saturating one in the other, Surpassing expectations, beginning and ending all good works, as Brilliant as the rainbow or the twinkling of dew in the morning or the Pinked sky, flecked with gold, trailing beautiful streams, glorifying


Our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man,

Crucified, risen, ascended into heaven – And who will come again!


What error fragments, severity severs, ignorance divides, division Disfigures, distortion discolours, denigration undermines and denies,


Synthesis restores, recovering the unity between all that exists, Existing as it does from the one word with multiple melodies, Gathering into a resounding crescendo of song, witnessing wholly


To our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man,

Crucified, risen, ascended into heaven – And who will come again!


What learning and its architecture, embodied in art and science, Teaching and forming, expressed in friendliness, attention to detail And the radical grasp of all that exists as gift from Gift, is ennobled Even more in the multiple draughts, drunk from the watersheds in the History of the human race, ever drawn upon afresh, ever open to


Our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man,

Crucified, risen, ascended into heaven – And who will come again!

Lord, whether a child is sat reading on a rubbish heap, our brothers And sisters are coming across our borders or we need to embrace Human rights in international law – we are there: children of our Forebears in faith who have been called and sent to preach the Gospel – bearing the gentlest prayers of the rosary in love of those hardened


To our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man,

Crucified, risen, ascended into heaven – And who will come again!


Oh Holy Spirit, dwelling with the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Mother of the Church, communion of saints and Lord of Life, pour Out Your Spirit on our poverty, making our greatest need Your Greatest gift, making new what is old, washing what is soiled, beautifying what is ugly and gathering our world-wide beggar-cries


To our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man,

Crucified, risen, ascended into heaven – And who will come again!


by Francis Etheredge, author of ten books and the forthcoming:

Within Reach of You: A Book of Prose and Prayers:


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