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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Province Ministry Changes

Sunday, December 11, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that we announce our province will be returning the following ministries to their respective dioceses effective June 30, 2017: the Newman Catholic Community at the University of California San Diego, the Saint Andrew Newman Center at the University of California Riverside, and Saint Mary Magdalen Church in Berkeley. For […]

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Grand Opening of Cate’s Café

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

On Friday, January 15 — just five months after work began — St. Catherine of Siena Newman Center in Salt Lake City opened it’s new coffee house, Cate’s Café. The ceremony included: a reading from Scripture, a blessing by Fr. Lukasz Misko, O.P., campus minister Julie Bellefuille turning on the “OPEN” sign to cheers, and everyone enjoying […]

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Rise Up And Focus

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Over the past couple of weeks, Dominicans from the Western Province have attended two national conferences aimed at supporting Catholic college students.  The Rise Up Conference, hosted by Canada’s Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), and the Student Leadership Summit, hosted by U.S.-based Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), gather thousands of college students for training in evangelization, […]

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Friars Preach Truth to Youth

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Over 200 Catholic teenagers and young adults gathered at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington this past weekend, for the third annual Ignite Your Torch Northwest youth conference. And among the sea of blue and green shirts, there were also a number of habits, including those of the Dominican Friars of the Province of the […]

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