The good of the grace of one soul is greater than the good of the nature of the whole universe
— St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church
A thing is not loved because it is beautiful; it is beautiful because it is loved.
— Fr John Saward, The Beauty of Holiness and the Holiness of Beauty
Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Zeal for the salvation of souls is of so great a merit before God, that to give up all our goods to the poor, or to spend our whole life in the exercises of all sorts of austerities cannot equal the merit of it. There is no service more agreeable to God than this one. To employ one’s life in this blessed labor is more pleasing to the Divine Majesty than to suffer martyrdom. Would you not feel happy if you could spend large sums of money in corporal works of mercy? But know that he who labors for the salvation of souls does far more; nay, the zeal of souls is of far greater merit before God...than the working of miracles.
— St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

The Society's mission: to glorify God and sanctify souls through the rediscovery of the contemplative Catholic tradition in the arts, the liturgy and the lives and writings of her Saints.

The Society of St. Dominic was formed to reintroduce truths that transcend time and space. These truths were perfected in saints' writings and incarnated by artists for the benefit of all -- that art created to glorify God and sanctify souls can be a doorway to supernatural contemplation of the true, the good and the beautiful.

Incorporated in Winnipeg -- as a private association of the lay faithful -- it promotes spiritual conferences, public talks and cultural events which emphasize the Spiritual Acts of Mercy; to instruct the ignorant; to pray for the living and the dead. 

St Joseph Stained Glass Fr James Bradley Flickr St Casimir Church Baltimore, Maryland

St Joseph Stained Glass Fr James Bradley Flickr St Casimir Church Baltimore, Maryland

We are under the dual Queenship of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and invoke the patronage of one monastic and two mendicant saints: Saint Dominic of Silos, Saint Dominic Guzman and Saint Therese of Lisieux.

In 2017, we added the patronage of St. Joseph in honour of the devotion to him begun by the Carmelites of Syria and the Dominicans St Albert the Great and Isidoro Isolano. 

 

Society events are funded by benefactors and hosted by volunteers who take seriously St. Philip Neri's dictum amare nisciri - "love to be unknown".

 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Fr James Bradley Flickr St Casimir Church Baltimore, Maryland

Immaculate Heart of Mary Fr James Bradley Flickr St Casimir Church Baltimore, Maryland

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