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The friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus congratulate our newly vested novices who received the Dominican habit during Compline on Thursday, August 28th (the feast of St. Augustine). For more photos, check out our Facebook album by clicking here.
Back row, left to right: Br. David Chiavetta, Br. Richard Berquist, Fr. Mark Padrez, O.P. (Provincial), Br. John Bausch, Br. Joseph Selinger.
Front row, left to right: Fr. Anthony Rosevear, O.P. (Novice Master), Br. Martin Nguyen, Br. Damien Lach, Br. Matthew Heynen, Br. Joshua Gatus, Fr. Steve Maekawa, O.P. (Promoter of Vocations)
--By Br. Michael James Rivera, OP
In honor of Saint Rose of Lima, a Dominican tertiary, I put together a little video with photos I took on a trip to Lima a few years ago. If you ever get the chance to travel to Peru, be sure and visit her shrine at Convento Santo Domingo.
St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco recently celebrated the Silver Jubilee of its Young Adult Group. Fr. Isaiah Mary Molano, OP, shares his thoughts and reflections on the parish's blog, which can be found by clicking here.
On August 17th the Order of Preachers celebrates the feast day of our brother, Saint Hyacinth, who helped established the Dominican Order in Poland in 1222. Over the last few years the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus has developed a greater devotion to this holy man, in part because of the exhange program set up between our province and the Province of Poland. In addition to the Polish friars who work with us at Prince of Peace Catholic Newman Center in Seattle and St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center in Tucson, we've also had the privilige of hosting four Polish student brothers (soon to be five) at St. Albert's Priory in Oakland. These brothers take classes at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology during the academic year, and then during the summer host a few of our student brothers who travel to Poland for pilgrimage and to take part in a preaching camp. Below you'll find a few photos from Br. Clement Lepak, O.P., who made this year's trip.
Three Sisters as seen from St. Benedict Lodge, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon