As you may know, our monastery has a small “publishing house” called DNS Publications. It all started back in 2012 when Fr. Walter Wagner, OP graciously allowed us to transcribe and publish his retreat conferences which became our first book Dominican Life. We’ve been publishing books ever since, some of our own and some by friars, laity, or sisters of the Dominican family. Our main objective is to make available books that would otherwise be inaccessible, but that we believe are profitable for the Christian life.
Awhile ago a manuscript was submitted that, although we were busy with a few other important projects, we knew we wanted to bring to print. In October Saints on the Stage became available on Amazon.com and as of last week is also available on our online Cloister Shoppe. We have not yet published the Kindle version but are planning to in the future.
Saints on the Stage is a compilation of two plays written by Fr. Dominic Rover, OP, of St. Joseph’s Province. In 1956 Fr. Rover was asked by the producers of NBC’s “The Catholic Hour” to write a series of plays for their television and radio program. Both “Till the Green Word Grew” and “Catherine, My Mother” were performed on NBC.
“Till the Green Word Grew” recounts St. Dominic’s legendary encounter one night with an innkeeper steeped in the Albigensian heresy and his efforts to win him back to the truth faith. In “Catherine, My Mother” the story of the great Dominican saint, Catherine of Siena, is related by the major characters in her life.