Dominican Spirituality: A Retreat with the Life and Lands of St. Dominic

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Dominican Spirituality: A Retreat with the Life and Lands of St. Dominic

  • Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa
12 Lectures (5 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
Video DVD Set:
$209.95
Audio CD Set:
$119.95
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$119.95

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You are invited to experience the life-changing power of Dominican spirituality in this inspiring retreat with St. Dominic.

Dominican spirituality calls all of us to bear witness to the power of God in our own lives. As you journey through the life and lands of St. Dominic, you will come to realize this power more fully.

Born in twelfth-century Spain to a comfortable existence, Dominic de Guzman relinquished his earthly possessions and founded the Order of Preachers (commonly known as the Dominicans). The Dominican tradition gave rise to such influential theologians as St. Thomas Aquinas, powerful mystics as St. Catherine of Siena, artists like Fra Angelico, and countless other inspiring men and women.

You will see St. Dominic not only as a saint and founder of the Order of Preachers, but also as your brother and friend. You will begin by taking a virtual pilgrimage through his life, following his journey through Spain, France, and Italy. You will visit many of the places holy to St. Dominic as you learn of his life story and the foundation of the Order of Preachers.

Dominic always saw the potential in people, relied totally on the Providence of God, and was dedicated to mission. Dominicans and non-Dominicans alike will cherish this retreat, which invites you to experience your spiritual geography.

We especially recommend the video version of this retreat, which contains many photographs of the sacred lands of St. Dominic.

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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • The Spiritual Geography of a Pilgrimage
  • A Place Called Home
  • Ten Years in the Life of a Canon
  • The Space of Dominic’s Tent Is Widened
  • Who Were the Cathars?
  • The Nuns
  • From Fanjeaux to Toulouse
  • The Dominican Order of Preachers Is Established
  • Who Was This Man?
  • In the Midst of the Church
  • What Catherine Has to Teach Us
  • The Dominican Family
About Your Presenter

Sister Ann Willits, O.P., is a preacher, poet, writer, and lecturer. She has offered parish missions, retreats, lectures and conferences for many years across the world. A gifted storyteller, she uses the power of stories to help people reflect on their own lives and grow spiritually. Sr. Willits made her profession as a Dominican Sister from Sinsinawa, Wisconsin in 1958. After receiving her B.A. from Rosary College, she received her M.A. from St. Thomas University and did postgraduate studies at Marquette University. In the early seventies, Sister Ann was elected to serve for two terms on the General Council of her Congregation. For twenty-one years, she was Director of PARABLE, a national Conference for Dominican Life and Mission, which was sponsored by all of the branches of the Order of Preachers in the United States. She is presently an itinerant, mendicant Dominican, preaching and teaching and continuously rejoicing in the people she meets.

Praise for Ann Willits

“Sister Ann Willits is a widely recognized preacher. She has preached retreats both nationally and internationally… recommend her spiritual wisdom to anyone.”
– Donald Goergen O.P.

Sister Ann Willits, O.P., is a preacher, poet, writer, and lecturer. She has offered parish missions, retreats, lectures and conferences for many years across the world. A gifted storyteller, she uses the power of stories to help people reflect on their own lives and grow spiritually. Sr. Willits made her profession as a Dominican Sister from Sinsinawa, Wisconsin in 1958. After receiving her B.A. from Rosary College, she received her M.A. from St. Thomas University and did postgraduate studies at Marquette University. In the early seventies, Sister Ann was elected to serve for two terms on the General Council of her Congregation. For twenty-one years, she was Director of PARABLE, a national Conference for Dominican Life and Mission, which was sponsored by all of the branches of the Order of Preachers in the United States. She is presently an itinerant, mendicant Dominican, preaching and teaching and continuously rejoicing in the people she meets.

Praise for Ann Willits

“Sister Ann Willits is a widely recognized preacher. She has preached retreats both nationally and internationally… recommend her spiritual wisdom to anyone.”
– Donald Goergen O.P.

“Ann is inimitable, one of a kind… Whatever the medium, she is able to move her audience to tears and laughter, awe and acceptance and insight and action, most times, all at the same time. Ann’s lectures are a must.”
– Sr. Margaret Ormond, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Peace

“Sister Ann Willits has a rare combination of wit and depth. She makes us laugh as she takes us through the deepest and most human experiences.”
– Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.

“Sr. Ann Willits, OP, is one of the finest speakers that I have had the opportunity of hearing in the last few years. Her knowledge of her subject as well as her ease of presentation, engagement of the participants, her ability to challenge and her fine sense of humor make for a wonderful experience of a truly superb preacher.”
– Mary Sue Kennedy, O.P., Executive Director of the Dominican Sisters Conference

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Wonderful Tour
I loved this course. Sr. Ann makes the tour come alive, and with remarkable wit. Review by Manny (Posted on 9/8/2017)
Summer Survey: July 2017
Sr. Ann Willits, O.P., is a joy to listen to. She takes you on the pilgrimage and it feels you really are with her traveling. And she has the most remarkable wit and speaking ability. Review by Manfredi Luciano, Staten Island, NY, USA (Posted on 7/29/2017)
Fall Survey: October 2016
Sr. Ann Willits, O.P. is so funny and charming and a pleasure to listen to. She makes you feel you're on that journey through the lands of St. Dominic. And of course she is very knowledgeable, just like all Dominicans. Review by Manny Luciano, Staten Island, NY, USA. (Posted on 10/16/2016)
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