St. Gertrude Digital Archives

Closing the Social Distance Series

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Episode 51: What is Life Like For a One-Year Old Twitter Priest?

Episode 50: Which Gospel Make Us Responsible for Mary?

Episode 49: When Are We All Coming Back to Mass?

Episode 48: Why Do We Eat Jesus? Why Didn’t He Use Another Symbol?

Episode 47: What Does It Mean to Become a Priest Today?

Episode 46: Why Should I Read Literature?

Episode 45: Are Hooved Animals Helpful for Understanding Contemplation?

Episode 44: Who is the Founder of Mariology?

Episode 43: What is the Right Way to Write?

Episode 42: Who is the Patroness of the Order of Preachers?

Episode 41: What are Benefactors?

Episode 40: Who is the Source of my Problems?

Episode 39: What is Both Festive and Simple?

Episode 38: Is the Force a Form of Grace?

Episode 37: Which Gospel is Not Afraid of Embarrassing Details?

Episode 36: Where Can I Find Jesus in This Time of Trial?

Episode 35: Is the Pandemic a Sign of the End Times?

Episode 34: What Should I Get for Mother’s Day?

Episode 33: Is This Trial Over?

Episode 32: Why are the Friars Praying Extra Rosary on April 29th?

Episode 31: Who is Matthew? What Did He Write?

Episode 30: What Are You Doing For Recreation During the Pandemic?

Episode 29: Do I Have to Live Stream Mass?

Episode 28: When Can We See the Dominican Rite?

Episode 27: Where is Fr. Gabriel?

Episode 26: Can Fr. Anything Be Stumped?

Episode 25: What Should I Do About My Sins During Lockdown?

Episode 24: What are the Gospels?

Episode 23: How Do We Observe Divine Mercy Sunday?

Episode 22: How Do We Mark the Easter Octave?

Episode 21: How is Easter This Year?

Episode 20: How Does the Bible Approach Suffering?

Episode 19: Why is the Liberation of Israel Foundational in the Bible?

Episode 18: Who Cares About the Ten Plagues of Egypt?

Episode 17: How Does Holy Week Begin?

Episode 16: What’s That Behind Us?

Episode 15: How Should We Handle a Lent That Just Got Longer?

Episode 14: Are You Hungry Yet?

Episode 13: Does social distance eliminate friendship?

Episode 12: What’s the story behind “Closing the Social Distance?

Episode 11: Why does God let bad things happen?

Episode 10: Does home have to peaceful to be prayerful?

Episode 9: Ask Father Anything: How can eating Jesus be dangerous?

Episode 8: Why should we pray the Stations of the Cross?

Episode 7: What does it mean to build a domestic Church?

Episode 6: Who was St. Rocco? Why does he matter now?

Episode 5: Why should we pray to Our Lady of Lourdes in this time pestilence?

Episode 4: How are you doing?

Episode 3: How does everyone benefit from the Sacrifice of the Mass?

Episode 2: What is a Spiritual Communion?

Episode 1: How do we understand the suspension of public Masses?

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Mass Recordings

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Sunday, 19 April 2020: Divine Mercy Sunday (Second Sunday of Easter – Celebrant Fr. Henry Stephan, O.P.

Sunday, 5 April 2020: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – Celebrant Fr. Michael Mary Dosch, O.P.

Saturday, 4 April 2020: Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent – Celebrant Fr. Henry Stephan, O.P.

Sunday, 29 March 2020: Fifth Sunday of Lent – Celebrant Fr. Henry Stephan, O.P.

Saturday, 28 March 2020: Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent – Celebrant Fr. Paul Jerome Keller, O.P.

Sunday, 22 March 2020: Laetare Sunday – Celebrant Fr. Ignatius Schweitzer, O.P.

The Mass Recording Playlist: St. Gertrude Mass Playlist

Episode 1: Sacred Music to Comfort and Inspire: Missing the Music?

Episode 2: Sacred Music to Comfort and Inspire: Hail, True Body, Born of Mary the Virgin

Episoded 3: Sacred Music to Comfort and Inspire: Music for the Triduum (Holy Thursday)

Episode 4: Sacred Music to Comfort and Inspire: Music for the Triduum (Good Friday)

Episode 5: Sacred Music to Comfort and Inspire: Music for the Triduum (Holy Saturday and Easter)

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The Aquinas Society of Cincinnati

The Aquinas Society of Cincinnati is an initiative of the Dominican Friars of St. Gertrude’s in Cincinnati. Fulfilling our mission as teachers and preachers of the Truth. We seek to offer to Catholics of Cincinnati the intellectual and spiritual resources they need to stand fast in the faith and grow in holiness. Our events includes lectures, discussions, cultural outings, and performances.

Seeing God: Fra Angelico’s Visual Lectio Divina

Presented Spring 2020

Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P. lectures on how great art can be both the fruit and the source of divine contemplation, focusing on the work and the life of the patron saint of artists, Dominican friar, Blessed Fra Angelico. This talk was co-sponsored with The Angelico Project.

Fra Angelico’s Visual Lectio Divina – Part I – Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.

Fra Angelico’s Visual Lectio Divina – Part II – Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.

Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P. Lecture Presentation Download

Who is Jesus?

Jesus, the Giver of Beatitude – Rev. John Corbett, O.P., Professor of Moral Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

Revolution: 1969-2018 Series

Presented in the Fall 2018

2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a turbulent year that marked a turning point in American life. The legacy of that time continues to define our country in culture, politics, and religion. Join us for a series of lectures and conversations on a revolution that has changed our society in profound ways.

Let Us Pray? The Liturgical Revolution of the 1960’s – Professor Christopher Ruddy, Associate Professor, Catholic University of America

A Discordant Time: The Musical Revolution Since the 1960’s – Fr. William Goldin, Priest of Orange County, California and Opera Singer

Who’s in Charge Here? The Church, Society, and Obedience – Fr. Joseph Fox, O.P., Canon Lawyer; Vicar of Canonical Services, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Catholics in the Public Square: An Election Night Conversation – Fr. Christopher Pollard (Pastor, St. John the Beloved) and Fr. Henry Stephan, O.P.

Friendship with God Series

Presented Spring 2019

A 2019 Lenten series featuring several noted Dominican theologians on the history and importance of developing a friendship with God. What does it mean, how does it happen, and how can we deepen this all-important friendship in daily life?

Friendship with God: The Highest Common Good – Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P.

Friendship with God: The Heart of the Spiritual Life – Fr. Henry Stephan, O.P.

Friendship with God: St. Augustine on Friendship with God – Fr Andrew Hofer, O.P.

Think, Read, Pray: Following the Path of St. Thomas

Presented Fall 2019

Had enough of eat, pray, love? Try the Dominican alternative: think, read, pray. Using the Common Doctor as our guide, we’ll explore how St. Thomas shows the way to sainthood, and illuminates our vision of reality.

How to Think Like St. Thomas – Rev. Philip Neri Reese, O.P., Graduate Student in Philosophy, Notre Dame

How to Read Like St. Thomas – Rev. Raymund Snyder, O.P., Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick’s Church, Columbus, OH.

How to Pray Like St. Thomas – Rev. Paul Jerome Keller, O.P., Professor of Sacramental Theology, Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Standing Fast: Following the Path of St. Thomas

Presented Fall 2019

Hemingway once observed that courage is grace under pressure. Times of tension between the Church and society can be powerful occasions of grace, and invite decisive moments of Christian witness. Our own times call for nothing less.

The King’s Servant, But God’s First – Mary Ellen Bork, author and late wife of the late Judge Robert Bork

The City of God and the City of Man – Dr. Check Pecknold, Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Catholic University of America

The Catholic Family in Secular Society – Mr. Brandon McGinley, Author

Presented Spring 2020