Since the Order’s foundation in 1216, thousands of men have responded to the Lord’s call by serving Him as Dominican friars. Pray for us, and those who will join us to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls.
From June 20-24, friars from around the Province gathered in Southern California for a Fraternal Assembly in celebration of the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers. The event began with a Votive Mass of the Holy Name and Vespers, followed by dinner and an exhortation. The following days included presentations and a panel discussion, as well as Mass at St. Catherine’s Military Academy and then at Christ Cathedral in Anaheim. The final day focused on a visit to Mission San Juan Capistrano and Mass at the historic Serra Chapel where Saint Junipero Serra, O.F.M., ministered to the people of California.