Hounds of the Lord

Great Dominican Saints Every Catholic Should Know

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They are called “Hounds of the Lord,” and “Stoics on spiritual steroids.” For 800 years they have barked out Christ’s gospel message, saving countless souls and showing us how to think, do, and love for the glory of God.

Inspired by the stories of their saints, we join the Dominicans in celebrating the Jubilee of their first 800 years. In these pages, we draw inspiration and spiritual strength from the lives, lessons, and legacies of their intellectual giants and enrapt mystics, the men and women who scrubbed floors, and those who cared for the dying.

You’ll discover countless fascinating and pious stories, prophetic dreams and visions, apparitions of Christ and Our Lady, appearances of the devil in disguise, miraculous healings, episodes of bi-location, stigmata, incorruption after death, and more.

From St. Thomas Aquinas to St. Martin de Porres, in story after story you’ll see how God favored these holy men and women in so many surprising and supernatural ways. Even 800 years later, these Hounds of the Lord are still out there today, roaming the world, seeking out souls to retrieve for Christ.

Open this book, and you’ll be given a taste of that glorious and joyful spirit that animates the Dominican Order — a spirit they have so long and so willingly shared with the rest of the world. Let their example serve as inspiration, and let loose the hounds of the Lord within you.

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"Hounds of the Lord provides an easy to way to discover the genius of Saint Dominic and his Order."

Romanus Cessario
Saint John's Seminary, Boston
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"What a marvelous gift Dr. Kevin Vost has presented to the Church in Hounds of the Lord. He has given an excellent short compendium of the lives and legends of key Dominicans."

Fr. Brian Thomas Becket Mullady
Western Dominican Preaching
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"Hounds of the Lord is a delightful 'family gathering' of Dominicans, whose stories bring to life what it means to respond whole-heartedly to the call to holiness, here and now."

Mother Ann Marie Karlovic
Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation
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"Hounds of the Lord is a spiritual treasure, giving you both inspiration and encouragement as the lives and legacies of the holiest Dominicans are brought to life."

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn
Archbishop of Vienna
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"There is no doubt that Dr. Kevin Vost merits becoming A Hound of the Lord by this excellent book. In a mere 243 pages he has captured 800 years since the founding of the Dominican Order, demonstrating how its charism can be lived out in such saintly and varied ways."

Mother Assumpta
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

"Who would not want to have arguably the greatest theologian and convert maker of the last two centuries at his side as he enters into conversation with the Lord on a daily basis? This book will help you immensely in your struggle for holiness and winning the world for Christ and His Church."

Fr. C. John McCloskey
Research Fellow at the Faith & Reason Institute
  • Pages: 256
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622822-898
  • Product Code: 2898
  • Availability: In Stock
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Great book with lots of information
I loved reading this and, as a Lay Dominican myself, it's a little like reading the exploits of heroic Marine Corps acts when you're a Marine yourself. Ooh-ra!
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Sweeping in its Breadth
To call Vost's literary output "astounding" hardly does it justice. The amount of research alone, not to mention the exquisite prose and meaty content, is beyond anything I could even imagine producing.
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I have found one of my new favorite books!
This book was much more than a typical saint book. "Hounds of the Lord" blew me away. It was exactly what I wanted and I could not put it down - having read it within just a few sittings. I cannot recommend this book more.
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Written for anniversary of Dominicans, rather lightweight reading but very interesting.
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Wonderful book!
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