Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dominican vocations video from 1960


The video above is fascinating. It depicts life in the student house of the Western Dominican province in the United States in the late 1950's and early 1960's. It was one of the first 'vocations videos' filmed for an American religious order. The film was also meant to display to the 'outside world' what it meant to live in a Catholic monastery. While it may seem quite dated to us now, many of the fundamentals remain in relation to the Dominican vocation, namely - prayer, study, community and preaching. Enjoy!
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