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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
August 03, 2020
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Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Saint of the Week

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dominic, Priest

Saint Dominic was a priest and teacher, whose wisdom and ability to speak about the faith was legendary. Once on a trip, he and his companion passed through a town in France which was beset by a great heresy of belief. Dominic, feeling kindness toward their host who professed this heresy, spent the whole night in discussion with him. As a result, the man rejected the heresy. It is commonly thought that this was when Dominic recognized what God’s work for him was to be. Following this time, Dominic took the first steps toward establishing a preaching order to become known as the Dominicans who helped stop heresy throughout the Church. Dominic was known not only as a great preacher, but also as a gentle, charitable, and humble person.

Dominic had great faith in God. With this gift, he was able to turn back a heresy and perform miracles. God has given the same gift to each of us and if we strengthen that faith, anything is possible to us. As Jesus told us, “if your faith is the size of a mustard seed...nothing will be impossible for you." (Mt 17:20)