Resources

 

Below are some resources, both books and on the web for discerning your vocation.

The Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers

The Contemplative Life by Fr. Thomas Philippe, OP—available both from the Cloister Shoppe and as a Kindle Book.

Vultum Dei Quaerarere Apostolic Constitution on Women's Contemplative Life, Pope Francis 

Sponsa Verbi, by Bl. Dom Marmion, OSB. Short book on the beauty and obligations of the contemplative life. (PDF file)

Paths of Love by Joseph Bolin

Website with many resources by Joseph Bolin

Vocations in Black and White by the Dominican Nuns—vocation stories by Dominican Nuns from the USA Dominican monasteries

The Spirit of St. Dominic by Fr. Fabio Giardini, OP

To Heaven with Diana, the letters of Bl. Jordan of Saxony, successor of St. Dominic, to Bl. Diana d’Andalo, OP, one of the first nuns of the Order of Preachers

Saint Dominic: the Grace of the Word by Fr. Guy Bedouelle, OP

The Challenge of the Dominican Contemplative Vocation by Sr. Breda, OP

Amata Means Beloved by Sr. Mary Catharine Perry, OP—short fictional story about a young woman’s first days in a contemplative monastery