This blog has taken on many roles in the past four or five years, but it's primary focus has always been the promotion of the vocation of the Dominican cooperator brotherhood, one of the many forms of religious life available in the Order of Preachers.
On this blog, there are several ways to learn about the brothers. First, please read through the F.A.Q. page, which answers some of the more basic questions that people have about the brothers. Questions like: What are cooperator brothers? What do brothers do? What is the training (formation) of brothers like? How do you know if you are called to be a brother?
There are three pages dedicated to giving quick information about famous and holy Dominican cooperator brothers, including one dedicated to listing the many brothers who have been martyred for the faith, and a calendar of brother saints from all the religious orders of the Catholic Church.
For those who are discerning a vocation to the religious life, there is a page that addresses the process of formally beginning the journey of entering the Order of Preacher (specifically for the Province of St. Albert the Great).
On the right side bar, you will find links to several blog essays written by Br. Paul over the past four years. They reflect his own unique opinions about cooperator brotherhood and religious life in general, and do not necessarily reflect every brothers' perspective or the official stance of his province or the Order of Preachers. Still, they should give the reader a sense of own friar's vision for this vocation during a time of the renewal of the brotherhood. There are links, also, to essays written by or about other cooperator brothers.
Please enjoy and pray for vocations to the religious life,
Br. Paul, OP
Posted by Brother Paul, OP at 10:58 PM