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First Vows 2017



The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the First Profession of their Brothers John Winkowitsch Paschal Strader Athanasius Thompson Andrew Thomas Kang Paul Maria Müllner into the hands of The Very Reverend Mark Padrez, O.P. Prior Provincial Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:30am St. Albert the Great […]


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Fr. Francisco Vicente’s Funeral



Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Francisco Vicente, O.P., who died on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Wednesday, June 21 7:30pm — Vigil Service at Holy Rosary Church in Antioch, CA Thursday, June 22 10:00am — Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Church in Antioch, CA […]


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Dominican Colloquia in Berkeley



Person, Soul and Consciousness: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives How do philosophical insights into the human person illumine topics within theology? How do recent developments in theology present challenges or opportunities for philosophical research into consciousness, person, and the soul? This year’s colloquium from July 12-15, 2017 at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology and […]


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Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic



Can one be a diocesan priest and a Dominican at the same time? Come and see from 3-8pm on April 25, 2017 This informational meeting is open to all diocesan priests and will be hosted by Fr. Florentino Bolo, O.P., Promoter of the Priestly Fraternities of Saint Dominic RSVP by April 18 to vocations@opwest.org Overnight […]


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Dominican Traditions During Holy Week



Holy Week is a special time in the life of the Church, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Holy Saturday. During this period, we reflect on the passion and death of Christ as we prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection at Easter. In addition to the Church’s numerous devotions, Dominicans have developed […]


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Ordination Mass 2017



The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the Ordination of their Brothers Christopher Wetzel, O.P. Bradley Thomas Elliott, O.P. Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P. Pius Youn, O.P. to the Order of Deacons by the Most Reverend Jaime Soto Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10am St. Dominic’s Catholic […]


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Fast Friars Run the Race



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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College of Fellows Symposium



The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology will host its annual Convocation of the College of Fellows on January 27-28, 2017. This year’s event will feature a symposium entitled “The Stewardship of Knowledge and Evangelization in Our Culture: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives,” with over 20 experts from various fields presenting on education, the arts, science, business, law, technology […]


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We Saw A Star Rising



While the Christmas creche is often attributed to Saint Francis, credited with making the first living nativity scene in Italy, the Feast of the Epiphany is a day associated with the Order of Preachers. Not only do we celebrate the revelation of Christ to all the nations (the mission of every Dominican), but in “The […]


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