Holy Name Society

Holy Name Society. A Catholic Confraternity

Fr. Augustine Hilander, OP, presents the Holy Name Society, where he’s acting as National Spiritual Director The Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus (Holy Name Society – www.nahns.com) promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and […]






Papa Francisco Santa Sabina Lent

Message Lent / Message Careme / Mensaje de Cuaresma

English – Française – Español The Holy Father finished his homily on Ash Wednesday at St. Sabine with an unusual  expression: “polvere innamorata“, which the Holy See translated into English with “beloved dust“. This expression was used by Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645) in a sonnet where he spoke of death.This expression has touched many of us […]






Guido Van Damme

Remembering Guido

Just two days ago, peacefully in his sleep, our Belgian brother, the journalist Guido Van Damme was called back to be with God. His French wife Bénédicte – like Guido, a lay Dominican – was with him. Many of us were blessed by knowing this wonderful couple, enriched by Guido’s wisdom and unfailing tenderness, enthralled […]






lone lay dominican

Margaret Grant: a member of the Lone Lay Dominican Fraternity

Margaret Grant, who runs the Lone Lay Dominican Newsletter, which I mentioned in a post here last November (A modest proposal), writes: “Our Lone Lay Fraternity was started by Sylvia Spice specifically for those members who were no longer able to travel to fraternity meetings because of their age and infirmities. It was never intended […]