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College of Fellows Symposium

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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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Fr. Finbarr Hayes’ Funeral

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Finbarr Hayes, O.P., who died on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Tuesday, December 27 7pm — Viewing at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, CA 7:30pm — Vigil Service at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, CA Wednesday, December 28 10:30am — Mass […]

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Pilgrimage to Portugal

Friday, December 16, 2016

Due to an insufficient number of registrations, we are sorry to report that the Rosary Center and Western Dominican Province’s pilgrimage to Portugal has been canceled. If you’ve already registered, Corporate Travel will be contacting you to offer an alternative pilgrimage to Portugal, or to work with you to complete a refund. If you were interested […]

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Province Ministry Changes

Sunday, December 11, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that we announce our province will be returning the following ministries to their respective dioceses effective June 30, 2017: the Newman Catholic Community at the University of California San Diego, the Saint Andrew Newman Center at the University of California Riverside, and Saint Mary Magdalen Church in Berkeley. For […]

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Why Christmas is December 25th

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The near universal celebration of Christmas on December 25 dates to the early fourth century. It is commonly said that this date was chosen to counter the birthday of the pagan “Invincible Sun” on that date. Personally, I do not find that explanation very convincing. Saint Hippolytus of Rome’s Commentary on Daniel 4:23 (dated A.D. […]

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Conferral of Special Degree

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Dominican Friars are pleased to announce the conferral of the Master of Sacred Theology degree upon our own Fr. Michael Dodds, O.P., at St. Albert’s Priory on Saturday, December 3 at 11:30am. The ceremony will begin with midday prayer, followed by the awarding of the degree and a presentation entitled, “The Sky’s the Limit? […]

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Praying for the Dead

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

For years Hollywood has portrayed purgatory as something it is not. Instead of presenting it as a process of purification before heaven, movies like What Dreams May Come and Gabriel depict purgatory as a place in-between heaven and hell. But as Catholics we believe that “all who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, […]

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Novice Class of 2016-2017

Thursday, October 6, 2016

At the beginning of September, six young 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. John Winkowitsch Brother John is from Cut Bank, […]

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The Power of the Rosary

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Blessed Virgin Mary plays an important role in salvation history. She gave birth to the Savior of the world, and because she was so closely united to Jesus in his life and death, she was also given the privilege of sharing in Christ’s triumph over Satan. In this, she becomes an example to all Christians, reminding […]

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