Fr. Matthew Hysell of Canada for the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic

By | September 4, 2019

My name is Fr. Matthew Hysell. I am a priest of the Archdiocese of Edmonton in Western Canada. My first encounter with St. Dominic was by a book by Fr. Simon Tugwell of the English Province, in a beautiful biography that he had written about the saint. And I fell in love with St. Dominic’s enthusiasm for preaching and for mission, and his ardent charity for the salvation of everyone that he encountered. And I find that his charism is very nourishing in my own ministry, because it is out of our encounter with the Lord, especially in contemplation, that gives us the substance of our preaching, and also our encounter and friendship with the Lord that drives us to desire for other people to enjoy the same friendship with the Lord Jesus as well.

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