The Four Pillars of Dominican Life

Along with "Community" "Prayer" and "Preaching" the Order of Preachers has "Study" as one of its pillars.  One of the great aids to study in our modern world is the access the Internet gives us to resources.  This page is dedicated to some resources that we preachers, the ordained and those who preach from the pulpit of their lives, will find helpful in areas of scripture, theology, prayer and liturgy.


  • Catholic moral theology preaching resource:  Weekly reflections on the Sunday readings from the perspective of ethics and moral theology by professors from colleges in the U.S. and Canada.

  • 2018 Liturgical Calendar (pdf) - This link will open a "pdf" version of the Liturgical Calendar.

  • Today's Readings - Updated daily, this link will give you today's readings from the approved USCCB Lectionary.

  • Daily Video Reflections - A project of the USCCB's Catholic Communications Campaign, a short video reflection is offered for every day.

  • "Catholic Resources for Bible, Liturgy, Art, and Theology" - Biblical and liturgical studies, intended for students, teachers, pastors and seekers assembled by Felix Just, SJ, Ph.D, at the Loyola Institute for Spirituality.

  • "The Text This Week."  - Has multiple resources for each Sunday of the Revised Common Lectionary. Many readings and reflections coincide with the Roman Catholic Lectionary.

  • "The Word On The Web" - Greg Heillie, OP, homiletics teacher at Aquinas Institute in St. Louis, has assembled an annotated list of preaching sites that serve biblical interpretation, congregational and cultural analysis, and interaction with other preachers.  It also gives a few tips for preaching preparation to accompany the resources.

  • The Latest First Impressions Commentary - This link will always give you the latest commentary on the Sunday scriptures by Fr. Jude.

  • The Word - Daily preachings (audio) from the Lectionary by Dominican women and men, lay and religious, from around the world.

  • Celebration - Resources for lectionary and liturgical celebrations.  Patricia Datchuck Sanchez provides preaching notes.

  • LectionaryStudies - Studies and sermons based on the Revised Common Lectionary.

  • Faith and Films - Movie reviews and commentary by Tom Condon, OP (Southern Dominican Province, USA)



  • Aquinas Institute - Offers a summer Preaching Institute, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry in Preaching, and a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching.

  • St. Louis University's Center for Liturgy - A rich resource for those preparing for Sunday liturgy.  Reflections on the readings, spirituality of the Eucharistic celebration, music suggestions, historical background, etc.

  • "Creighton University"  - Reflections on the daily scripture readings prepared by members of the university faculty, lay and ordained.











  • The "Year C" CD - Available now.  Each CD costs $25 (which includes postage to any location in the world) and there are two ways to purchase.  Other choices include: "Year A"; "Year B"; and all three Liturgical years on a single CD-ROM ($40).

  • OPreach - A Dominican blog about preaching and vocations and sisters and nuns.  ("Preach as if you had a million voices.  It is silence that kills the world." -- Catherine of Siena)

  • fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP. - A collection of the preachings of the former Master of the Dominican Order who is well known throughout the world as a preacher and spiritual writer. Also at this site there is a link to the homilies for the liturgical season by other English Dominicans.

  • ... Daily lectionary preachings and a monthly newsletter.

  • Drawn by Love - A resource for the mystical thought of Catherine of Siena.

  • fr. Michael Burke, OP - "The Piano Playing Priest" - pianist in the Southern Dominican Community.   An "Audio" sample page is available and CD's are for sale.

  • USA Dominican Life Today - The Dominican Family News Portal.

  • Paul Hinnebusch was a spiritual writer and a member of the Southern Dominican Province, USA.  Celine Powers has organized his papers and made his writings available on this webpage.

    • You can now access a growing Online Archive of the preaching and writing ministry of Fr. Paul Hinnebusch, OP, STM; includes conferences, retreats, published articles, scripture study, Marian and seasonal themes, etc..

    • Click on the monthly Liturgical Feature Calendar for inspiring Sunday and weekday homilies and teachings in both text and audio formats. Contact C. Powers at

  • Sermons of St. Vincent Ferrer - Translations from the sermons of St. Vincent Ferrer, preached in the early 1400's, for Lent, Holy Week and Easter.  For twenty years he trod the roads of Spain and France and even beyond. He was known all over Europe. He was the "Billy Graham" of the early 1400's.  (Courtesy of: Fr. Albert G. Judy, O.P.)