Saturday, August 3, 2013

What makes for good preaching? - Fr Paul Murray OP

"What Makes for Good Preaching?" with Fr. Paul Murray, O.P from Blackfriar Films on Vimeo.

In this brief video extract, Irish Dominican friar fr Paul Murray OP speaks about preaching, and what makes for good preaching. 'All of us need the sustenance of truth' he says reflecting the Dominican desire to live out the primary motto of the Order - Veritas.

The canonical title of "Order of Preachers", given to the work of St. Dominic by the church almost 800 years ago, is in itself significant, but it indicates only the dominant feature. The Constitutions of the Order are more explicit: "Our order was instituted principally for preaching and for the salvation of souls." The end or aim of the order then is the salvation of souls, especially by means of preaching. For the attainment of this purpose, the Order must labour with the utmost zeal — The principal and main efforts should be put forth, earnestly and ardently, in doing good to the souls of our fellow-men."

If your desire is to be a preacher of God's truth and helping others to come closer to God, then the Dominican vocation might be of interest to you!
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