800 Years of Proclaiming the Gospel

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Every year on November 7, Dominicans around the world observe the Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers. This year we also begin to celebrate the 800th Jubilee of the Order. In honor of this special event, today we offer a brief profile of eight of our brothers and sisters who have faithfully served God […]

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St. Martin de Porres, O.P.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Martin de Porres Velázquez was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579. The son of a Spanish nobleman and a freed slave from Panama, Martin would grow up to become one of the most revered members of the Order of Preachers. When he was very young, Martin took up an apprenticeship as a barber/surgeon. […]

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Novice Class 2015-2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

At the beginning of September, six young men received the habit of the Order of Preachers and began their first year of formation as novices. Blessed with different talents and interests, they look forward to giving witness to the kingdom of God as they continue their formation as Dominican preachers. Br. Andrew Marie McCullough Brother Andrew Marie is […]

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Fr. Fabian Stan Parmisano, O.P.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Stanley was born in Daly City on June 11, 1926 to Alma and Anthony Parmisano. After attending local parochial schools and Saint Mary’s College of California, he entered the Order of Preachers and professed first vows on September 10, 1948, receiving the name Fabian. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from Cambridge University, and after […]

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Bl. John Dominic

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Giovanni (John) de Banchini was born in Florence, Italy in the late 1300s and grew up near the Convent of Santa Maria Novella. Having known the Dominicans for his entire life, John petitioned to join the Order of Preachers at the age of 17, despite a speech impediment and little education. Eventually he was allowed to join […]

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Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Jason Mosher was born on October 22, 1979 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As the oldest child he often thought of himself as “thoroughly spoiled.” He was raised Catholic until the age of seven, when his parents divorced. He attended public schools, played soccer, and was a typical child of the 1980s. “In those years my faith was like an old tennis racket. […]

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St. Marie Alphonsine

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Soultaneh Marie Ghattas was born in Jerusalem on October 4, 1843. Her devout parents baptized her on November 19th of the same year, and five years later, Soultaneh began attending school with the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition. In 1860, after a two-year postulancy with the sisters, Soultaneh received the religious habit, along with […]

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Fr. Janko Zagar, O.P.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Born in Croatia on September 23, 1921, Janko entered the Order of Preachers in 1943, and professed first vows on August 4, 1944. After his ordination to the priesthood on July 18, 1948, Fr. Janko spent nearly 60 years teaching Moral and Social Theology. After his retirement from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, he continued to […]

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