In celebration of the recent World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, a you-tube video was made, titled “We are Catholic”, that used pictures of religious, clerics, and lay men and women to illustrate the variety of members that make up the body of Christ.
A few shots of Dominican friars and sisters were taken with the following statements attached:
‘We are happy’ at 1:28
‘We are in the world but not of it’ at 1:52
‘We are contemplative’ at 3:01
The Dominican charism fosters a life that surrounds itself in prayer and study and is centered in Christ, and so we cannot help but show an authentic joy that comes from knowing Him. While recognizing that we are not of the world, we give witness to the world that only Christ can make you completely happy. We would lack the ability to preach Christ authentically, however, if we did not receive grace from God in our contemplation.