New Dominican Rectory Opens in Alaska

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Dominicans recently celebrated the opening of their new rectory in Anchorage, Alaska. On February 23rd, Archbishop Etienne – accompanied by our Prior Provincial, Fr. Christopher Fadok, O.P., and Fr. Steven Maekawa, O.P., Pastor of Holy Family Cathedral – blessed the chapel and living spaces of the rectory, then celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving, followed […]

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New Provincial Elected!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus joyfully announce the election of Fr. Christopher Paul Fadok, O.P., as Prior Provincial. He has most recently served as Socius and Vicar to the Provincial. Fr. Christopher was elected by the Chapter capitulars on Thursday, January 10, 2019 and now begins his […]

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Profession & the Promise of Obedience

Friday, September 7, 2018

On September 1, 2018 five brothers professed their first vows in the Order of Preachers. Please pray for our newly professed Dominicans, Br. Elias Guadalupe Ford, O.P.,  Br. Antony Augustine Cherian, O.P., Br. Nathaniel Maria Mayne, O.P., Br. John Peter Anderson, O.P. and Br.Matthew Wanner, O.P. Please watch a two-minute video of their first vows […]

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Developing Dominican Leaders

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

When Saint Paul writes to Timothy to advise him on the important qualities to look for in prospective bishops, he begins by listing a number of attributes. He then makes the astute observation that a bishop must also manage his own household well, “for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, […]

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2018-19 Novitiate Class

Saturday, July 14, 2018

We are pleased to announce that ten young men will enter the Western Dominican Novitiate next month at St. Dominic Priory in San Francisco, California. All of them will be clerical novices preparing for priesthood in the Order of Preachers. We give thanks to God for this novitiate class, the largest one in sixteen years! […]

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Commit to Forever

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

On June 22, four Dominican friars of the Western Province were ordained priests of Jesus Christ by Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, Robert Christian, O.P. In a world that increasingly rejects lifelong commitment, these Dominicans have embraced a lifelong radical life in Christ. They’ve become a priest forever for the salvation of souls – for you. […]

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Bishop Comes Home

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

It’s been over 100 years since a Dominican has served as a bishop in California. But that all changed on June 5, 2018, when the Most Rev. Robert Francis Christian, O.P., was ordained as the Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco.  In a beautiful liturgy at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, the Most […]

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Western Dominican Named Auxiliary Bishop

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Robert Francis Christian, O.P., as auxiliary bishop of San Francisco. Fr. Robert is the first Dominican from the west to be made a bishop since Joseph Alemany, O.P., was made the first Archbishop of San Francisco in 1850. “This appointment is a recognition of Fr. Robert’s deep love for Christ and […]

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“Dominican Brothers” Book – Advancing the Mission

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

After a year of intense research, Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., has released his latest book, Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars. Traveling to Poland, Vietnam and a number of other countries, he discovered little-known facts and amazing stories about the Dominican brothers, and the importance of their vocation in advancing the mission of the Order […]

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