The Winter 2012 issue of Dominicana, the journal of the student brothers of the Province of St. Joseph, is now available, featuring articles on the temperance of St. Thomas Aquinas, the humble example of St. Martin de Porres, Pope Benedict and his favorite boyhood teddy bear, the Year of Faith, an interview with the philosopher Roger Scruton, original prose and poetry, book reviews, and more. Read the opening editorial below. Subscribe here.
Faith, hope, and love, these three remain, and though love is the greatest of these, faith is the first. In faith, we hear Truth himself speak, and we know his word is true. In faith, we hear him promise, “I am with you always,” and we know his word is true. In faith, we hear him say, “Greater love than this hath no man . . .” and we know his word is true. Faith places before our minds the ground of our hope and the object of our love, and this is nothing less than God himself. In this sense, faith is truly the beginning of the Christian life.