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Funeral Mass for Bishop Robert Christian, O.P.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our brother, The Most Rev. Robert Christian, O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, who died on Thursday, July 11, 2019. SCHEDULE OF SERVICES All are welcome. VISITATION: Monday, July 22, 5:00-7:00 pm VIGIL:  Monday, July 22, 7:00 pm Saint Dominic Church, 2390 Bush Street, San Francisco FUNERAL […]

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New Master of the Order Elected

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Congratulations to Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., who was elected by the General Chapter in Vietnam as the 87th successor of St. Dominic and 88th Master of the Order of Preachers. A son of the Province of the Philippines, he has served as Rector of the Central Seminary of the University of Santo Tomas, […]

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Bishop Robert Christian, O.P.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

This morning, the Dominican friars of the Western Province learned of the passing of their brother, Robert Francis Christian, O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco. Bishop Christian has tirelessly served the Church and faithful for nearly 50 years. We are deeply saddened to hear of his death and entrust his soul to the loving arms […]

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Wise and Compassionate

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Matthew 25:1-12 tells the parable of the ten bridesmaids who went to meet the bridegroom’s wedding feast. Five wise virgins brought extra oil for their lamps, while the other five were foolish for they did not bring extra oil. The bridegroom was delayed, and while the five wise ones had enough oil to last through […]

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Dominicans Appoint New Director of Vocations

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Fr. John Marie Bingham, O.P. grew up as the son of an Episcopal priest in Augusta, GA. After his family’s conversion to the Catholic Church in 1993, he attended Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) for his undergraduate studies. In fact, it was at TAC that Fr. John Marie met his first Dominican: Fr. Bart de la […]

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Residency Year

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

At this point in the academic year, I am finishing my year of ‘residency.’ This year – typically a student brother’s fourth year of formation – is an opportunity for him to experience full-time ministry at one of our parishes or Newman centers before he makes solemn vows. The life is quite different from both […]

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Be Still

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

When it comes to leisure, many of us tend to associate it with time spent not working or studying, doing what we enjoy. In other words, leisure is work-free and self-indulgent. We see this notion of leisure in our culture, in which everybody must have their hands full all the time – they must be […]

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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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