In a series of seventeen conferences, Fr. Walter Wagner, O.P. of the St. Joseph Province of the Order of Preachers offers his reflections on the Rule of Saint Augustine. With wisdom and wit Father unearths hidden treasures in this ancient Rule and concretely applies the Rule to 21st Century Dominican Life as it is lived today by thousands of priests, brothers, nuns, sisters, and lay men and women. Enlightening and challenging, both brand-new postulant and wisened Diamond Jubilarian will benefit from this delightful commentary. The conferences were transcribed from the original audio recording of the 2011 Annual Retreat preached to the Dominican Nuns of Summit, NJ by Fr. Walter Wagner, OP and edited for publication. This book is w in its Second Edition.
Born in Kentucky in 1962, Fr. Walter Wagner, O.P. entered the Order of Preachers (Dominican Order) in August 1987 having been captivated by the Order's charism of holy preaching. After being ordained to the priesthood in 1993 Father served the Saint Joseph Province of the Order as Professor of Theology at Providence College, Prior in one of the Province's houses, Master of Novices at the Province's novitiate in Ohio, and currently as Pastor of Saint Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City. As Master of Novices for ten years Father Wagner was charged with the responsibility of forming the new brothers in the Rule of Saint Augustine and Dominican Life, preparing them for Simple Profession.