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St. Jude Shrine Christmas Novena

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

“We are a ‘touchy’ people, Father… we like to touch.” Dear friends of St. Jude, I was invited for this past St. Jude feast by the devotees of St. Jude in Tucumán, Argentina, to come and give a novena with some of our relics of St. Jude, while Fr. James Moore, OP, my predecessor, was […]

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Fr. Aquinas Costello, O.P.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Born Richard Costello in Lincoln, NE on September 1, 1926, Fr. Aquinas Richard Costello passed away quietly at Nazareth House on December 1st after a lengthy illness. Having been pre-deceased by his parents, Clarence Emmett Costello and Hazel May Hills Costello, his brothers, Donald, Edwin and John Costello, he is survived by his brothers, James […]

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Fr. Aquinas Costello’s Funeral

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved Fr. Aquinas Costello, O.P., who died on Friday, November 30, 2018. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Tuesday, December 11 9:30am – Mass with Rosary at Nazareth House in San Diego, CA Thursday, December 13 7:30pm – Vigil with Rosary at St. Albert’s Priory, […]

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The Impact of the Lima Center

Monday, December 3, 2018

Last month on November 3, the Church celebrated the feast of Saint Martin de Porres, a Dominican brother who cared for the poor and the sick of Lima, Peru in the late 1500s. Renowned for his humility and charity, Saint Martin always sought to serve God and others, heeding the greatest commandments: “to love the […]

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Advent: a Season of Watchful Preparation

Monday, December 3, 2018

In this moment between Thanksgiving and Christmas, while the carols are already playing, our liturgical calendar goes through its transition: the ending of Ordinary time and the beginning of Advent. My childhood memories from being raised in a non-denominational Christian home are sadly chased away as purple is put up instead of green, celebrating this […]

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Fr. Paul Duffner’s Funeral

Friday, November 30, 2018

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved Fr. Paul Aquinas Duffner, O.P., who died on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Monday, December 3 7:00pm – Vigil Service at Holy Rosary Church in Portland, OR Tuesday, December 4 12:00pm – Mass at Holy Rosary Church in Portland, […]

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Dominican Study

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Assiduous study ranks as one of the most salient features of the Order of Preachers. When one thinks of the Dominican friar, thoughts of great luminaries such as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Albert the Great are surely not far behind. Those learned in the history of philosophy and theology might know lesser known figures […]

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