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St. Jude Novena and Pilgrimage

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fr. Boniface Willard, O.P., will be the preacher at this year’s Solemn Novena in honor of Saint Jude Thaddeus, celebrated from October 20-28, 2015. Masses will be offered at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco (the home of the Shrine of Saint Jude) at 8am and 5:30pm on weekdays, and at 11:30am on Sunday. October 25th. Recitation of […]

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Our Lady of the Rosary

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

For centuries the Church has taught that the rosary is a powerful prayer. Saint Dominic learned this truth almost 800 years ago, when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him in a vision. Aware of his distress at being unable to convert more Albigensians back to Catholicism, the Blessed Mother spoke to Dominic and offered […]

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Rosary Sunday Dominican Student Appeal

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Help give the world great priests and religious brothers! Please support the Rosary Sunday Dominican Student Appeal today. October 7 is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Given our special devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary, it’s a particularly important day for Dominicans. It’s also why we come to you each fall to ask […]

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Novice Class 2015-2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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. Andrew Marie McCullough Brother Andrew Marie is […]

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Mater Dolorosa

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Michelangelo’s Pietà is probably one of the most famous portrayals of the Virgin Mary known to mankind. Every year millions of tourists, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where they can gaze upon the sculpture of the Blessed Mother as she cradles her son after his crucifixion. Like the many […]

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Centennial Mass

Monday, September 14, 2015

In 1915, only a few years after Alaska became a territory of the United States, a small parish was built on the corner of 5th Avenue and H Street in Anchorage. Now, after a a century of service in the City of Lights and Flowers, Holy Family Cathedral will celebrate its “Centennial Mass” on September 15 at […]

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Work and Dignity

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

While most Americans think of the first Monday in September as the last day of summer vacation, Labor Day (as the name suggests) is more about work than recreation. Although officially established as a national holiday in 1894, the first Labor Day celebration actually occurred in New York City in 1882, when the Central Labor […]

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The Traveling Philosopher

Friday, August 21, 2015

Earlier this summer, Fr. Michael Dodds, O.P., one of our professors at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) in Berkeley, was invited to present at two conferences which attracted a number of esteemed scholars. He shares his experience below: The first conference occurred at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where I spent an enjoyable […]

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