A Table Set for Study
St. Dominic dedicated his life to study as he believed that if he was to refute the errors of the heretics, it was essential that his message not simply be a moral message of his own understanding. What was needed, according to Paul Murray (New Wine of Dominican Spirituality) in order for God’s truth to be defended was to have “accurate and profound knowledge of scripture and church teaching” (pg. 85).Lay Dominicans follow in this path and make study an integral part of their lives. “For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). For Lay Dominicans, as with all Dominicans, study and formation are a lifelong process. In addition to personal study in these areas, Lay Dominicans have the opportunity to share their reflections and discuss their thoughts during the Study portions of our monthly meetings.