Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Perhaps you remember Br. Jerome Zeiler, OP. He was assigned here to St. Vincent’s this past summer.
On October 31, Br. Jerome offered the reflection at the Dominican House of Studies’ annual All Saints Vigil. It was excellent. Br. Jerome focused on the story of the love each of the saints has for Christ, a love story for which we were made to be not simply bystanders, but participants.
Watch Br. Jerome below, or click here for the full text of his reflection.
On Saturday, November 8, four of the province’s student brothers professed their solemn vows, making permanent their consecration to God in the Order of Preachers. The four brothers were: Br. James Brent, OP; Br. Hyacinth Cordell, OP; Br. John Chrysostom Kozlowski, OP; and Br. Ignatius Schweitzer, OP. All four will be ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in the near future. Please continue to keep them and their studies in your prayers.
Click below to view the Profession Mass, which took place at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC.
A Spanish daily recently published the conversion story of Communist Serbia’s chief abortionist, Stojan Adasevic. Since its appearance last week, the report has caught the attention of pro-lifers, and the Dominicans. Why? It seems that St. Thomas Aquinas played a prominent role—literally—in Dr. Adasevic’s conversion. The Catholic News Agency covers the incredible story.
- Spanish daily “La Razon” has published an article on the pro-life conversion of a former “champion of abortion.” Stojan Adasevic, who performed 48,000 abortions, sometimes up to 35 per day, is now the most important pro-life leader in Serbia, after 26 years as the most renowned abortion doctor in the country.“The medical textbooks of the Communist regime said abortion was simply the removal of a blob of tissue,” the newspaper reported. “Ultrasounds allowing the fetus to be seen did not arrive until the 80s, but they did not change his opinion. Nevertheless, he began to have nightmares.”
In describing his conversion, Adasevic “dreamed about a beautiful field full of children and young people who were playing and laughing, from 4 to 24 years of age, but who ran away from him in fear. A man dressed in a black and white habit stared at him in silence. The dream was repeated each night and he would wake up in a cold sweat. One night he asked the man in black and white who he was. ‘My name is Thomas Aquinas,’ the man in his dream responded. Adasevic, educated in communist schools, had never heard of the Dominican genius saint. He didn’t recognize the name.”
“Why don’t you ask me who these children are?” St. Thomas asked Adasevic in his dream.
“They are the ones you killed with your abortions,’ St. Thomas told him.
“Adasevic awoke in amazement and decided not to perform any more abortions,” the article stated.
Now I have to go back and read what Aquinas taught about the apparitions of saints . . .
Click here for the entire story.