Master of the Sacred Palace

St. Dominic, appointed in 1218, was the first Master of the Sacred Palace, the Papal Theologian. Eighty-four Dominicans consecutively succeeded him until the early 20th century. In the Dominican Order, he ranks next to the general, ex-general and vicar-general. He is ex-officio consultor of the Holy Office, prelate-consultor of Rites, and perpetual assistant of the […]

The Crown of the Aventine

Fr. Allan White, O.P., gives an in-depth tour of the Basilica of Santa Sabina (the Dominican Mother House in Rome), its connection with the order’s founder, St. Dominic, and its place in the spiritual lives of saints past and present.

Empire of the Cross

Fr. Allan White, O.P., braves the scorching heat of July in the city of Rome and delivers an on-site historical exploration of the Basilica of San Clemente located at its heart. Citing the discoveries of Father Joseph Mullooly, O.P., in the mid-19th Century, he explains how the basilica, built upon the ruins of a Roman […]

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