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Hey, I'm just wondering if anyone knows of some orthodox and faithful priestly orders that have education/study/teaching as part of their charism?

I've heard mention of the Dominicans and Benedictines as both doing academia, but how orthodox are they?

So, if anyone knows anything, about those or others, please tell me. Thanks, and God Bless!

In Christ,

Jeff

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THE FATHERS OF MERCY are exactly what it sounds like you are looking for. Their website is: [url="http://www.fathersofmercy.com/"]http://www.fathersofmercy.com/[/url]

They are SO orthodox. They do parish missions, which is catechesis which [i]renews[/i] the parishes in America so that they [i]will[/i] be faithful like they should.

You can give Father Wade a call anytime. He's the vocations director, and I've been on retreat with him- he's wonderful. Young, brilliant, and very reverent and orthodox.

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they look cool, but they seem more focused on parishes/retreats/etc. I'm looking for something a bit more academic: focused on scholarly study and prayer, but with an apostolic bend

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Then you were right, you might be called to be a Dominican.

But let me tell you (because I know there's not much info on the site of the Fathers of Mercy), that they are extremely scholarly. They receive an M.A. (I think) in Philosophy [i]first[/i] (and then I believe you go on to continue studying Theology or something...)

Father Shannon Collins was the chaplain at Mother Angelica's Shrine in Alabama for two years (and Fr. Wade was there before he was). He has a show on EWTN called "Does the Church Still Teach That". So if you'd like to hear him speak sometime, you could check it out.

God bless :)

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I guess so. St Dominic was an amazing man, and his Nuns are still amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Nuns are orthodox....at least, the ones I know. I don't know much about the Friars, but I think they would be.

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Well it [i]really[/i] depends on which one you join. I honestly don't know of any male Dominicans who wear the habit (a very good sign of orthodoxy), but I know they still exist. You know what, you can call up the Monastery of the Heart of Jesus, which is an Order of Dominican Nuns who have a Dominican priest for their chaplain. You can probably talk to him, and I assume he's very faithful because he wears the full habit and the nuns themselves are very good. So that might be a good option.

I can't at the moment find their number, but Sr. Imelda is on AIM at ldominican if you want to ask her. If you're interested though, I will give you the number. God bless.

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[quote name='dspen2005' date='Sep 16 2005, 07:56 PM']Mercedarian Friars --

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You really should check out the [url="http://www.op-stjoseph.org/Students/homepage.html"]Dominican Friars[/url], also known as the Eastern province.
They are orthodox and growing. They are one of the fastest growing provinces in the whole Dominican Order.
Of course there are few individual off the wall types in such a big international Order. You really can't avoid that in an Order that is 800 years old and all over the world but basically the Order is orthodox.

I would highly recommend you contact them!!!! :)

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If you want an orthodox, thoroughly catholic, holy province of Dominican friars, it's definitely my local province, St. Joseph!

[url="http://www.op-stjoseph.org/"]http://www.op-stjoseph.org/[/url]

If you want to become a good, Dominican priest enter there!

In Christ,
Brendan

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