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Our Program of Formation involves eight years of academic and ministerial training rooted in our Thomistic tradition, a one year novitiate, two years of philosophy, a Residency year, and four years of theology. Throughout all that time our student friars in formation depend completely on the generosity of others and so keep our benefactors in particular at the center of our prayer life. Pleased do add your own regular donation to our continuing need. We thank you now and will continue to thank you with our prayers.
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Western Dominican Province
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Oakland, CA 94618-1626
Our Dominican School
The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA offers Masters and other degree and certificate programs rooted in the tradition of the Dominican order and our brother, St. Thomas Aquinas. Faithful to the teaching of Holy Mother, the Church, our school prepares not only young men studying for the priesthood, but also other men and women who will be the leaders of local communities of faith. Please do join in supporting this essential ministry of the Western Dominican Province.
Student Formation Appeal.
Part of the homily today in many of our ministries will address the need for your spiritual and financial support of the Dominican brothers in formation to become priests and co-operator brothers. Please consider the level of support you wish to contribute to provide for the next generation of Church leadership. This appeal provides the one time each year that we are able to ask for support for our students in formation. We receive nothing from the the tax on the regular income from our ministries, which all goes to the support of the local diocese. Your donations at this time are a vital support for the future Dominican friars who will minister God's Word and mercy.
If it is possible, consider our on-going Mission West Campaign for Dominican Friars which will provide a solid foundation for Dominican Ministry throughout the Western United States for years to come and provide much needed support for our elderly and infirm. We depend totally on your generosity in caring for our youngest beginning their life as Dominicans, through those who are presently serving you to those who have given all they had and now require special care. Thank you for your steady help in fostering the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ.