1216 Society Advance the mission of St. Dominic every month.

Sign-up today, and have a monthly gift charged to your credit or debit card. It’s fast, secure, and easy to manage.

Receive email notifications each time your card is charged, and be recognized in the beautiful Cloister Garden of the Dominican House of Studies.


The Dominican Order was founded in AD 1216. From the very beginning, the ongoing generosity of the faithful made the mission of St. Dominic possible.

Similarly, the ongoing monthly support of members of the 1216 Society form a foundation of support essential to advancing the mission of St. Dominic today.

Monthly giving offers a number of advantages:

  • Satisfaction. Each month you’ll be reminded of how your partnership with the Dominicans is helping lead souls to Christ.
  • Control. Direct your gift to support 1) the Greatest Need of the Friars, 2) St. Albert Priory (our House of Formation), or 3) the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology (DSPT).
  • Convenience and Security. Giving monthly is easy to budget and manage throughout the year. Not only that, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing your gifts are made with bank-level encryption and security.
  • Flexibility. If for any reason you’d like to increase, decrease, or suspend your gift, just give us a call at (510) 658-8722 and we’d be happy to accommodate you.
  • Reduced Paperwork and Expenses. Monthly giving is automated, saving you and our staff time and resources. That means more funds can go directly to our apostolic work.
  • Updates. As a member of the 1216 Society, you’ll receive important invitations and updates, showing you just how much of a difference your generosity is making in the lives of the friars.
  • Recognition. Members of the 1216 Society are recognized annually on the Honor Roll of Members in the beautiful Cloister Garden of St. Albert Priory.

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