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The Coronation of Mary

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

“Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.” As Dominicans, we pray these words quite frequently, after every Rosary and at the end of Night Prayer. When we recite this prayer, we refer to Mary not only as Queen but also as “our hope.” Mary’s Queenship is quite familiar to […]

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The Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

When we meditate upon the fourth glorious mystery, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we should be meditating upon love; namely, the loving union of a soul with God. To better understand the loving union between Mary and her Son that led to the Assumption, I would like to offer an unusual example: levitation. […]

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The Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As we continue to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us meditate on the Second Glorious mystery, Christ’s Ascension into heaven, and the significance of this vital event in our Christian lives. St. Augustine claimed that “the Resurrection of the Lord is our hope; the Lord’s Ascension is our glorification.” In the […]

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The Day of the Lord

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Exult, let them exult! Having been baptized during an Easter Vigil, these opening words from the Exsultet have a special place in my memory of the celebration of Easter. This year, proclaiming the Exsultet in our priory chapel as a deacon, I was struck by the repeated motif of “this is the night.” The night […]

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Mercy for a Traitor

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Today, we are entering into the mystery of Holy Week, the most significant week in the liturgical year, the week in which God shows his ineffable mercy and love. I decided to check the upcoming liturgical readings and what I found really surprised me. From the very beginning of Holy Week, that is, from Palm […]

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Ordination Mass 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Priestly Ordination The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the Ordination of their Brothers Cody Hyacinth Jorgensen, O.P. Andrew Opsahl, O.P. to the Order of the Presbyterate through the Imposition of Hands and the Prayer of Ordination by The Most Reverend Oscar Cantú Bishop of […]

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Fr. Mark Padrez, O.P., Accepts New Position as Executive Director of CMSM

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Fr. Mark Padrez, O.P. – former Provincial of the Western Dominican Province – was recently selected to be the Executive Director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. Founded in 1956, the CMSM is the canonically recognized pontifical conference organized to promote the welfare of all religious priests, brothers, and candidates in the United […]

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Solemn Vows 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the Solemn Profession of their Brother Chrysostom Mijinke, O.P. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10am St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6170 Chabot Road — Oakland, California RSVP here Make a gift in honor of those professing Solemn Vows here Learn why […]

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