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On March 18, five of our student brothers ran a half-marathon to raise money for the care of our elderly friars. Read more about their efforts and discover how to give at opwest.org/fastfriars
The team first comes together at St. Albert’s
Br. Damien Dominic Nguyen, O.P., stretches before the race
Br. Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P., ponders his running strategy
Good shoes are a must for running 13.1 miles
Br. Scott Norgaard, O.P., is excited to run and pray for our elderly friars
The brothers check out the trail and lake they’ll be running around
The Fast Friars team
Br. Scott is the first to finish the race
Br. Thomas Aquinas comes in next
Br. Michael James Rivera, O.P., and Fr. Stephen Maria Lopez, O.P., chat with some runners about the brothers efforts
Br. Andrew Opsahl, O.P., finishes just shy
Br. Matthew Heynen, O.P., comes in next, cheered on by the other brothers
Br. Joseph Marie Dinh, O.P., poses with Br. Matthew at the finish line
Br. Damien Dominic puts on a burst of speed as he approaches the finish line
Thank you from all the friars