Catherine of Siena: Powerful Preacher

Catherine of Siena: Powerful Preacher

In celebration of the 50th year of Catherine of Siena being named a Doctor of the Church, we’re launching a seven-part podcast. In our second episode, Associate Dominican Sister of Hope Debbie Egan expounds the fire that animates Catherine of Siena’s...
The Life and Legend of Catherine

The Life and Legend of Catherine

In celebration of the 50th year of Catherine of Siena being named a Doctor of the Church, we’re launching a seven-part podcast. In our inaugural episode, Dominican Sister of Hope Catherine Walsh, OP shares the life of Catherine of Siena. Listen Here:...
Saint Catherine of Siena: A Model for Us Today

Saint Catherine of Siena: A Model for Us Today

“A soul cannot live without loving.  It must have something to love, for it was created to love.”                                                      -Saint Catherine of Siena  (1347 – 1380) Catherine of Siena left behind many profound quotes that have touched the...

What is O.P.?

The short answer is: O.P. stands for the ‘Order of Preachers,’ the name of the Dominican Order. But, why are Dominicans called the Order of Preachers? The answer necessitates a look back at history, back at Saint Dominic himself. In 1170, Domingo Félix de Guzmán was...

Day Six of the Fanjeaux Pilgrimage: God Chooses Us

We had been in France for a week, and I didn’t have any huge realizations about life, just a few very simple ones, a few smoothed shells plucked from the shore of the sea. We climbed up to the town Saint Paul de Vence all of us in a minivan; the full-size van...