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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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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.
Fr. Bryan Louis Kromholtz, OP
Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, the youngest of four children, was born and raised in a Catholic family in Spokane, Washington. He attended Catholic schools in Spokane, graduating from Gonzaga University in 1988 with a bachelor degree in electrical engineering. He was working as an engineer in Seattle when he discerned that he had a vocation to the priesthood and religious life. He entered the Western Dominican Province in 1992, making his solemn profession in 1998. In the year 2000, Fr. Bryan was ordained to the ministerial priesthood, graduating from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology with the degree of Master of Divinity, and from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley with the degree of Master of Arts in Theology. He served for two years as a parish priest at Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska, before beginning doctoral studies in Fribourg, Switzerland. In 2008, he defended his dissertation on the time of the resurrection of the dead according to St. Thomas Aquinas. Since September of that year, he has been a professor of theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at Berkeley, teaching courses in theological method, the theology of the sacraments, the theology of the human person, and eschatology. [updated: 7-21-2009]
On the Last Day: The Time of the Resurrection of the Dead according to Thomas Aquinas. This book can be purchased at the Rosary Center.
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Dominican of Philosophy and Theology, Assistant Professor of Theology
“Resurrection in Death in the Theology of Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar”, Thesis and Abstract (Graduate Theological Union, 2002)
Voices of the Western Dominican Province: AN INTERVIEW WITH REV. BR. BRYAN KROMHOLTZ, O.P., on his recent ordination to the Deaconate, May 1999