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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“Certitude of Truth” Now Available

Friday, December 1, 2017

In Certitude of Truth, Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P., reflects on the many works of Pope Benedict XVI, examining various aspects of the Church and her role in society, including: the liturgy, Christ, philosophy, the relation of faith to reason, moral theology, and conscience. According to Fr. Reginald Martin, O.P., “This small book offers, with the […]

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Fast Friars Run the Race

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Most student brothers at St. Albert’s spend their Saturdays working on homework, preparing for ministry, or catching up on chores. But for Br. Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P., Br. Andrew Opsahl, O.P., Br. Matthew Heynen, O.P., Br. Scott Norgaard, O.P., and Br. Damien Dominic Nguyen, O.P., Saturday, March 18 was the perfect day to run 13.1 […]

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