As a little bit of hopeful news, God has blessed the United States with an abundance of men who seek to pursue the call to holiness through the Order of Preachers. My own province has approved eleven men to enter the novitiate this August, and the province of St Joseph has approved twenty-one! That makes thirty-two novices in two of the four Dominican provinces in the U.S.A. Perhaps my readers know how God is blessing the other two provinces?
In any event, these are not moments to crow, but moments to give thanks in humility. We can only pray to be worthy of the blessings our Lord Jesus Christ has put before us.