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Leaving Home

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Introduction: In July 2019, the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) held a General Chapter in Vietnam. A very democratic process, a General Chapter is comprised of friar delegates from around the world. Here, they make important leadership and legislative decisions for the worldwide Order of Preachers. The following is a personal reflection from Fr. Peter Do, […]

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Doctrine for the Thirsty Soul

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Theology can seem far removed from our spiritual life—a cold, dry, clinical exercise—like studying botany textbooks compared to gardening. Theologians appear to have little in common with the Psalmist crying, “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?” (Ps. 42: 2). Many faithful Catholics […]

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Ad Ministerium

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The diaconate is one of the most ancient offices of the Church, dating all the way back to the time of the Apostles. The Church has always recognized the seven men elected by the Apostles in Jerusalem to be the first group of deacons (Acts 6:1–6). Although interestingly, they are not explicitly referred to as […]

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By the Grace of God

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

One of the biggest difficulties about wearing a white habit is that it is absolutely impossible to keep spotless. In a way, being a sinful, concupiscent human person is much the same: it is impossible to avoid the stain of sin. But, if Jesus calls us to “be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” […]

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Another Year Begins in the ‘School of Perfection’

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Here at the house of studies, St. Albert’s Priory, we have started another academic year! Late summer and early fall are always times of transition for the studentate. We have students leaving to go on their residency years or to study abroad, and we have friars entering from the novitiate, from their residency years, from […]

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Novice Class of 2019-2020

Thursday, August 29, 2019

On August 29th, four 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. Matthew Francis Pancoe Br. Matthew Francis is from Irvine, CA, […]

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Diaconate Ordination 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Diaconate Ordination The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the Ordination of their Brother Gregory Augustine Liu, O.P. to the Order of Deacons through the Imposition of Hands and the Prayer of Ordination by The Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, S.J. Bishop of Oakland Saturday, […]

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Take the Novice Prayer Pledge

Monday, August 19, 2019

On Thursday August 29th at 7:30pm, in a beautiful ceremony called Vestition, the four young men below will join the Dominicans; receiving the habit of the Order of Preachers and beginning their novitiate year. Please sign the pledge below and help us pray for our four new men who will be vested in the habit of […]

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