New Master of the Order Elected

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Congratulations to Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., who was elected by the General Chapter in Vietnam as the 87th successor of St. Dominic and 88th Master of the Order of Preachers. A son of the Province of the Philippines, he has served as Rector of the Central Seminary of the University of Santo Tomas, […]

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Bishop Robert Christian, O.P.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

This morning, the Dominican friars of the Western Province learned of the passing of their brother, Robert Francis Christian, O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco. Bishop Christian has tirelessly served the Church and faithful for nearly 50 years. We are deeply saddened to hear of his death and entrust his soul to the loving arms […]

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Dominicans Appoint New Director of Vocations

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Fr. John Marie Bingham, O.P. grew up as the son of an Episcopal priest in Augusta, GA. After his family’s conversion to the Catholic Church in 1993, he attended Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) for his undergraduate studies. In fact, it was at TAC that Fr. John Marie met his first Dominican: Fr. Bart de la […]

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Fr. Mark Padrez, O.P., Accepts New Position as Executive Director of CMSM

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Fr. Mark Padrez, O.P. – former Provincial of the Western Dominican Province – was recently selected to be the Executive Director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. Founded in 1956, the CMSM is the canonically recognized pontifical conference organized to promote the welfare of all religious priests, brothers, and candidates in the United […]

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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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