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Welcome to the blog of the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer!
By God’s providence, the roots of Christian grace run deep here at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and East 66th Street. For over 140 years, the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph have preached the Gospel and administered the sacraments on this very spot. Passing generations have changed the face of the surrounding Upper East Side, but the mysteries served here remain the same: saving truth, healing grace, and the transforming love of Jesus Christ.
Parishioners and visitors alike know what wonderful things make up the life of this parish: a beautiful Gothic church, quiet chapels, gorgeous windows, fantastic wood and stone work, an excellent choir, good Dominican preaching, prayerful liturgy, gracious hospitality, adult catechesis, informative lectures, and community outreach. God has blessed us with many graces for the eye, the ear, the mind, and the heart. Through this blog we hope to share with all just a few of them.
Bookmark us, and come back often to view announcements, stories, photos, audio, and video of the many events held here. Through this blog we also hope to make the Order of Preachers more familiar to our readers. The charism of St. Dominic places an evident stamp on our parish’s preaching and sacramental life.
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The motto of the Dominican Order is taken from a phrase penned by St. Thomas Aquinas: contemplare et contemplata aliis tradere (“contemplate, and share with others the fruits of your contemplation”). Through the intercession of St. Dominic and St. Vincent Ferrer, may the good fruits shared on this blog inspire souls to a greater faith and a more lively hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.