This Article is taken from RORATE CAELI
Artist: Claudio Coello (1642 to 1693).
Dates: Approximately 1685.
Current location: Prado Museum , Madrid, Spain.
This past Sunday the Dominican Vocations Office of The Province of Saint Joseph, which represents the North-Eastern portion of The United States, sponsored a Dominican Rite Mass for "young men, 18-35 years old, considering a Vocation to The Order of Preachers."
The Sung Mass, at Saint Patrick's Church in Columbus, Ohio, was offered by Father Dominic Langevin, OP, the Assistant Master of Students at The Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.
Following Summorum Pontificum, a renewed interest in The Dominican Rite has been demonstrated here and there, especially involving younger Friars and Student Brothers. But Sunday's explicit outreach to young men considering a Vocation to The Order of Preachers sends a clear message to Traditionally-minded Catholics that The Dominican Order is focusing on restoration and expansion.
Combined with a Traditional approach to Theology, exemplified by The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter sending Priests for graduate degrees at The Dominican House of Studies, it is no wonder vocations are booming -- at least in some parts of the world -- at The Order of Saint Dominic de Guzman.