The Dominicans integrate study and prayer. They use the fruits of that prayer as the raw materials for their preaching. We too can do the same. Our lives may be the only sermon a person may ever see or hear. Here is a great video that summarizes the Dominican’s understanding of study and contemplation. The talk is entitled, Study and Contemplation given by Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Dean of the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University in February 2006:
Q: What do you like to study that helps you learn more about God and/or yourself in prayer?