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Praying with DominicansBOOK REVIEW
Praying with the Dominicans:
To Praise, To Bless, To Preach

by John Vidmar, OP (St. Joseph),
Foreward by Maureen Sullivan, OP
This very small book--only 78 pages--offers easy and practical prayers for busy people, especially for apostolic Dominicans.  The prayers are relatively short quotations drawn from various sources: some historical-classical and some quite contemporary.
Dominican authors of these short prayers include: Jordan of Saxony and Mary Catherine Hilkert, Marie-Joseph Lagrange and Elizabeth Ann Schaefer, Catherine of Siena and Timothy Radcliffe, Johannes Tauler and Marian Sartain, Bede Jarrett and Simon Tugwell.
Praying with Dominicans also includes traditional prayers, such as Dominic's Nine Ways of Prayer, "O Sacrum Convivium," Prayer after Communion (by Thomas Aquinas), and contemporary prayers, such as Jubilee Prayer (Dominican Nuns of Prouille) and "Maid Mary" by Sr. Maryanna.
This book is so different from John Vidmar's 2005 work: Fr. Fenwick's "Little American Province"--200 Years of the Dominican Friars in the United States.  In this earlier volume, Fr. Vidmar utilized his research experience on Dominican life as archivist for St. Joseph's (Eastern) Province.  These two works--taken together--offer a rich blend of Dominican spirituality and Dominican history.
Reviewed by Carl B. Trutter, OP (St. Martin de Porres)

Paulist Press, 2008, $9.95.

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